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Phase I Testbed Description: Requirements and Selection Guidelines

September 1988 Technical Report
Robert R. Holibaugh, James M. Perry, Alice Sun

In 1988, the SEI's Application of Reusable Software Components Project constructed a reuse testbed, in which to conduct experiments. This document contains the requirements and selection criteria for the testbed hardware, software, reusable resources, and an environment.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-88-TR-013

DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
10.1184/R1/6582041.v1

Abstract

The Application of Reusable Software Components Project has constructed a reuse testbed for conducting software engineering experiments in software reusability. The hardware and system software of the testbed will provide a distributed computing environment with file-server capability for the storage of reusable components and other artifacts of the development process. The testbed will support a variety of domain-independent and domain-dependent reusable components. The testbed will also support tools that foster reuse. This document contains the requirements and selection criteria for the testbed hardware, software, reusable resources, and an environment. For each of these four testbed resources, the requirements are grouped into five areas: support of experiments, maximization of experience and reusability, applicability to problem domains, acceleration of technology transition, and advancing the state of the practice in reuse.