Software productivity: a framework of study and an approach to reusable components

Jay F. Nunamaker, Minder Chen

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Abstract

A framework in which to study software productivity is presented. Approaches to understanding software development processes and improving software productivity also discussed include using and designing automated software development tools, studying human factors in software development, and applying software productivity measurement and evaluation techniques. An environment to facilitate the reuse of software components in described. Such an environment supports the identification, creation, categorization, storage, selection, usage, and maintenance of reusable components. A metasystem environment that allows users to define functionalities, structures, and constraints of various software components is discussed. Information about these components is used by a knowledge-based system to support the selection, configuration, and distribution of reusable components. Reasons for the slow progress in software productivity research and ways to improve it are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
EditorsBruce D. Shriver
PublisherPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Pages959-968
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818619120
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Software Track - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
Duration: Jan 3 1989Jan 6 1989

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

Other

OtherProceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Software Track
CityKailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
Period1/3/891/6/89

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Nunamaker, J. F., & Chen, M. (1989). Software productivity: a framework of study and an approach to reusable components. In B. D. Shriver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (pp. 959-968). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science; Vol. 2). Publ by Western Periodicals Co.