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Software Architecture Classification for Estimating the Cost of COTS Integration

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Software Architecture Classification for Estimating the Cost of COTS Integration
i The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products creates a software integration problem, whether a single COTS software component is being integrated into a software system, or the whole system is being built primarily from COTS products. This integration may require considerable effort and affect system quality. A good estimate of integration cost can help in the decision of whether or not to use a COTS solution, the selection of the best COTS products, and determine the amount and type of glueware that needs to be built. In this paper, we introduce a set of variables that have the potential to estimate the integration cost. We present a classification scheme of software architectures with respect to the integration of COTS products. The scheme is based on inter-component interactions within software architectures. The classification scheme allows the comparison of integration costs of different COTS products relative to different software architectures. Keywords COTS integration...
Daniil Yakimovich, James M. Bieman, Victor R. Basi
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Type Conference
Year 1999
Where ICSE
Authors Daniil Yakimovich, James M. Bieman, Victor R. Basili
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