The Impact of Large-Scale Component and Framework Application Development on Business

  • David Helton
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1543)


Recent advances in computer hardware have generated corresponding demands for complex software that is increasingly difficult to build, maintain, and modify. This problem has become so serious that industry analysts have called it a “software crisis”. Building applications from reusable components, component-based development (CBD), emerged as a possible solution to the software crisis. Most CBD development, to date, has focused upon user-interface type components that are merely attachments to larger applications. However, the component-based approach is essentially one that focuses upon the development of large software systems. Large-scale CBD generally requires components of large size. In this paper, we address the effect of large-scale component and framework development upon business. Theoretically, composing collections of components into frameworks should be similar to assembly of a atomic components. However, scaling up increases complexity significantly.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Helton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Quantitative SciencesTexas Tech UniversityTexasUSA

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