Application of Software Product Line Engineering for Developing Web Application Families

ByungHan Hwang, YoungTaek Jin


Software product line engineering is widely recognized as an effective way for systematic software reuse, and many studies have been conducted to convert existing software development practices and processes into software product line. In order to convert existing software development into product line, a lot of investments are required such as dedicated development units, appropriate process selection and adaptation, and tool support. In particular, small businesses need business cases and specific practices for applying software product line engineering before its full-scale adoption. In this paper, we present a practical case of applying software product line engineering to the development of web system families and a process of systematically building and reusing software assets. To do this, we analyzed a number of web development projects and presented the experiences and various considerations of small software companies adopting software product line.

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