An Action research of achievements in a software product line implementation

Ergül, Muhittin Erdem
Software product lines emphasize, with an innovative approach, the idea of predictive re-use. In this way, significant improvements are provided in cost, time-to-market and quality and market dominance is enabled in the target area. The majority of the academic studies in this area are case studies. In this study it is also intended to provide scientific data to the literature about the achievements brought about by software product lines. First, the challenges in the software development activities performed under ASELSAN software testing department are determined. In this respect, software testing simulators software product line is established in order to improve software development efforts and the achievements are discussed with the measurements and analysis. It is observed that software product line adoption led to significant effort reduction, improved product quality, homogenous look-and-feel and improved reusability in the software development efforts of software testing department of ASELSAN REWIS division.


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Citation Formats
M. E. Ergül, “An Action research of achievements in a software product line implementation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.