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Software Product Lines in Action

The Best Industrial Practice in Product Line Engineering

  • Frank van der Linden
  • Klaus Schmid
  • Eelco Rommes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Aspects of Software Product Line Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 3-20
    3. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 21-35
    4. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 37-45
    5. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 47-58
    6. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 59-78
    7. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 79-108
  3. Experience Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 111-119
    3. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 121-131
    4. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 133-148
    5. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 149-166
    6. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 167-189
    7. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 191-205
    8. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 207-217
    9. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 219-232
    10. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 233-248
    11. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 249-263
    12. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 265-274
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 277-288
    3. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 289-304
    4. Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes
      Pages 305-312
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-325

About this book

Introduction

Software product lines represent perhaps the most exciting paradigm shift in software development since the advent of high-level programming languages. Nowhere else in software engineering have we seen such breathtaking improvements in cost, quality, time to market, and developer productivity, often registering in the order-of-magnitude range. While the underlying concepts are straightforward enough – building a family of related products or systems by planned and careful reuse of a base of generalized software development assets – the devil can be in the details, as successful product line practice can involve organizational change, business process change, and technology change.

The authors ideally combine academic research results with industrial real-world experiences, thus presenting a broad view on product line engineering so that both managers and technical specialists will benefit from reading it. After presenting a common framework for the description of the industrial case studies, they capture the wealth of knowledge that eight companies have gathered during the introduction of the software product line engineering approach in their daily practice. After reading this book, you will understand all the relevant aspects, regarding business, architecture, process, and organizational issues, of applying software product line engineering. If you consider using a product line approach in your organization, or if you want to improve your current practices you will find a rich set of useful information at your fingertips – from practitioners to practitioners.

Keywords

architecture business process calculus development language networks organization productivity programming programming language software software architectures software development software engineering time

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank van der Linden
    • 1
  • Klaus Schmid
    • 2
  • Eelco Rommes
    • 3
  1. 1.PhilipsMedical SystemsVeenpluis 4-6The Netherlands
  2. 2.Universität HildesheimInstitut für InformatikSamelsonplatz 1Germany
  3. 3.Philips ResearchProf. Holstlaan 4The Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71437-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71436-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71437-8
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