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Simon Gibbs, Dennis Tsichritzis, Eduardo Casais, Oscar Nierstrasz, Xavier Pintado, "Class Management for Software Communities", Communications of the ACM, vol.33, no. 9, pp. 90-103, September, 1990


Object-oriented programming is considered in the context of software communities -- groups of designers and developers sharing knowledge and experience. One way of fostering reuse of this experience is by establishing large collections of reusable object classes. Resulting problems include: Class packaging and class organization -- how can classes and their methods be represented to simplify reuse. Class selection and exploration -- what query and browsing facilities are needed by developers in order to facilitate software reuse. Class evolution -- how may the class hierarchy be reorganized as a result of changes introduced by developers. These issues are illustrated by examining prototype tools and systems intended to aid object-oriented programming.


Author = "Simon Gibbs, Dennis Tsichritzis, Eduardo Casais, Oscar Nierstrasz, Xavier Pintado",
Title = "Class Management for Software Communities",
Journal = "Communications of the ACM",
Volume = "33",
Number = "9",
Pages = "90-103",
Key = "olit-reuse osg-ftp tr90 osg-book",
Notes = "",
Month = "September",
Year = "1990"
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