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Economics of software reuse

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C. Jones ; Software Productivity Res. Inc., Burlington, MA, USA

The author discusses the type of software that can and should be reused. At least 10 different software artifacts lend themselves to reusability. Breaking down the cost of manually producing these 10 artifacts lets us create a preliminary analysis of the return on investment (ROI) of reusing them, with an admittedly large margin of error. He discusses the barriers to full software reusability.<>

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Computer  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 7 )