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Measuring and Communicating Component Reliability

  • John D. McGregor
  • Judith A. Stafford
  • Il-Hyung Cho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3026)

Abstract

Much of the research on component-based software engineering assumes that each component has a single service. This simplifies analyses but it is a significant departure from actual components. This paper reports on an investigation of the feasibility of using design constructs as a means of treating several methods as a single unit. We introduce the CoRe Method for measuring and communicating component reliability based on grouping services according to the various roles a component can fulfill. Grouping the services of a component into a few sets satisfies the goal of simplicity while still providing the designer with a more realistic and useful model of component reliability. The CoRe method is described and results of a preliminary experiment in its use are reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. McGregor
    • 1
  • Judith A. Stafford
    • 1
  • Il-Hyung Cho
    • 1
  1. 1.Clemson University , Tufts University 

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