An Approach for introducing a set of domain specific components

Yiğit, İbrahim Onuralp
In this thesis, a preliminary methodology is proposed for the determination of a set of components to populate the domain model of a Software Product Line infrastructure. Software Product Line based approaches focus on the reusability of assets for a family of software products. For effective reuse, the definition of reusable assets in this thesis considers variability in a domain. The approach is based on variability specifications that is rooted in Feature Models and is reflected to a component modeling notation that addresses variability, namely VCOSEML. An initial set of components is acquired from a feature model and is modified with respect to feature constraints and design metrics corresponding to coupling, cohesion, and size oriented complexity. A component set is refined through modifications, following an iterative methodology until the developers are satisfied. The goal is to achieve a set that supports reusability – consequently to arrive at quickly converging and manageable designs through component assignments to required features. A case study is utilized in the validation of the approach.


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İ. O. Yiğit, “An Approach for introducing a set of domain specific components,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.