Applying Software Reuse to Improve Software Quality and Productivity

  • Lai Sen-Tarng (Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.)
  • Published : 1998.11.01


The cause of software crisis is that software quality and productivity can not meet the requirement of software market. In order to resolve the software crisis, there are many approaches to be proposed. Software reuse is one of the high potential approaches to improve software quality and productivity. Some high-tech countries (like USA, Japan) have proposed and studied the topics of software reuse in 1970 and got several results. In software development procedure, the products of detailed design and implement phases are simple, definite and suitable for reuse. In this paper, the necessary documents of reusable software component will be proposed, and how to select and evaluate the software components with high reuse potential and high quality will be discussed and recommended.