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Software reuse in an educational perspective

  • Guttorm Sindre
  • Even-André Karlsson
  • Tor Stålhane
Session 2: University Perspective on Industry-Oriented Courses and Software Reuse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 640)

Abstract

Software is largely developed from scratch, whereas other engineering disciplines tend to use mass produced, off-the-shelf components. Reuse still fails to have any massive impact in the software field beyond the low level functional libraries provided with various compilers.

We believe that this can partly be attributed to the neglect of reuse in the current software engineering education. This is illustrated by the contents of the computer science subjects at our university (NTH), which is believed to be representative of the international mainstream.

Based on our work in the REBOOT project, we divide the problems concerning reuse into a set of major topics which we think should be covered in a thorough software engineering education and discuss how reuse could be included in the curriculum.

Keywords

Software Engineering Engineering Discipline Software Reuse Norwegian Institute Reusable Component 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guttorm Sindre
    • 1
  • Even-André Karlsson
    • 1
  • Tor Stålhane
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceNorwegian Institute of Technology (NTH)TrondheimNorway

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