An Empirical Study of Software Reuse by Experts in Object-Oriented Design [chapter]

Jean-Marie Burkhardt, Françoise Detienne
1995 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This paper presents an empirical study of the software reuse activity by expert designers in the context of object-oriented design. Our study focuses on the three following aspects of reuse : (1) the interaction between some design processes, e.g. constructing a problem representation, searching for and evaluating solutions, and reuse processes, i.e. retrieving and using previous solutions, (2) the mental processes involved in reuse, e.g. example-based retrieval or bottom-up versus top-down
more » ... nding of the solution, and (3) the mental representations constructed throughout the reuse activity, e.g. dynamic versus static representations. Some implications of these results for the specification of software reuse support environments are discussed.
doi:10.1007/978-1-5041-2896-4_22 fatcat:2crfgibxj5djtogqdswovdgape