Volume I: Market Assessment of Component-Based Software Engineering Assessments
May 2000 • Technical Note
Len Bass, Charles Buhman, Santiago Comella-Dorda, Fred Long, John E. Robert, Robert C. Seacord, Kurt C. Wallnau
This 2001 report examines software component technology from a business perspective.
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To assess the market for component-based software engineering, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) studied industry trends in the use of software components. The study, conducted from September 1999 to February 2000, examined software components from both technical and business perspectives. The results of this study are summarized in the following technical notes and reports:
- Volume I: Market Assessment of Component-Based Software Engineering
- Volume II: Technical Concepts of Component-Based Software Engineering
- Volume III: SEI Role in Component-Based Software Engineering
This technical note, Volume I, examines software component technology from a business perspective. It synthesizes the views of economists, industry analysts, information technology (IT) managers, and engineers. It presents evidence that software component technology is indeed being adopted by commercial industry. It also explains what lies behind the adoption of software component technology, and what industry expects from software component technology.