Developing Engineered Product Support Applications [chapter]

H. James Hoover, Tony Olekshy, Garry Froehlich, Paul Sorenson
2000 Software Product Lines  
Product line developers have two primary problems to solve: keeping their applications relevant to the associated manufactured product line, and evolving their applications to exploit new information technologies. This paper reports on our experience in developing commercial applications for engineered product manufacturers. High quality object-oriented frameworks with good factoring into services are crucial to addressing both of these issues. We have also learned that it is not sufficient to
more » ... evelop frameworks that address only the development of the application. They must also support other parts of the process: from production of documentation, through help desk integration, to defect tracking and resolution. This work also contains a catalogue of best practices and advanced features the we believe will be valuable to other builders of engineering tools.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-4339-8_24 fatcat:ldms7yq2sjdabovutmiq77vslq