- Volume 6 Issue 3
The reuse of software components from existing software system enhances productivity and reliability, decreases the cost of production in software development. The extraction of software components with high reusability from existing software system is very important in software reuse. The reuse of a class is classified into white-box reuse to reuse with modification and black-box reuse to reuse without modification. A class has the property of procedural language and object-oriented language. Therefore, it must measure reusability in consideration of two properties. In black-box reuse, independence of class is important quality. It can quantify through information hiding, coupling between objects, cohesion, etc. In white-box reuse, modification is the best important quality. It can quality through class complexity, coupling, cohesion, documentation, etc. We propose a new model for measurement of class reusability and the measure criteria in object-oriented program. A class that is measured by proposed model can judge whether the reuse with modification has the advantage or the reuse without modification has the advantage.