An Empirical Study of Software Reuse and Q uality in an Industrial Setting

Deniz, Berkhan
Bilgen, Semih
Software reuse is known to be generally effective in reducing development and maintenance time and cost as well as increasing quality. In this paper, the effects of reuse on software quality in an industrial setting are empirically investigated within the framework of three different case studies. Throughout this study, we worked with Turkey's leading defense industry company Aselsan's software engineering department. We collected and calculated reuse and quality metrics as well as performance measures of individual embedded software modules and staff productivity rates. By analyzing these measurements, we developed suggestions to further benefit from reuse through systematic improvements to the reuse infrastructure and process.


Investigation of the effects of reuse on software quality inan industrial setting
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Software reuse is a powerful tool in order to reduce development and maintenance time and cost. Any software life cycle product can be reused, not only fragments of source code. A high degree of reuse correlates with a low defect density. In the literature, many theoretical and empirical researches have examined the relationship of software reuse and quality. In this thesis, the effects of reuse on software quality are investigated in an industrial setting. Throughout this study, we worked with Turkey’s lea...
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B. Deniz and S. Bilgen, “An Empirical Study of Software Reuse and Q uality in an Industrial Setting,” 2014, vol. 8583, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: