A hypertext-based tool for large scale software reuse

  • Burkhard Freitag
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 811)


A hypertext-based interactive tool supporting the management of large software libraries is presented. We claim that a simple, pragmatic approach to software reuse is best suited to aid the software engineer in solving the practical problems of software configuration from reusable components. When developing the system described in this paper emphasis has been put on the semi-automatic classification and interactive retrieval of components and their descriptions. The system has been installed at the BMW automobile manufacturing facilities in Munich. First experiences show good usability and acceptance.


software reuse hypertext software configuration reusable components software re-engineering taxonomic classification 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Burkhard Freitag
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikUniversität PassauPassauGermany

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