Title: Rule-based fuzzy model for reusability measurement of a software component

Authors: Aditya Pratap Singh; Pradeep Tomar

Addresses: Department of MCA, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad 201001, Uttar Pradesh, India ' School of ICT, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida-201312, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: Component-based software development (CBSD) is a reuse-based approach that promotes composing of loosely coupled components in to software systems. The CBSD reduces the efforts, cost and complexity significantly and positively influences quality of system. The reusability of such components is thus a significant factor to measure. This paper presents a reusability metric having five sub metrics for reusability measurement of a software component. The reusability metric incorporates five key aspects: coupling, interface complexity, understandability, customisability and reliability. To automate the reusability measurement of a CBS, a rule-based fuzzy model has been developed. For this model, a set of rules have been defined as a rule base. Using this model, the reusability of a majority of software components can be measured.

Keywords: component-based software; CBS; reusability; coupling; component interface; understandability; customisability; reliability; fuzzy logic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2017.086932

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2017 Vol.9 No.4, pp.465 - 479

Received: 26 Aug 2015
Accepted: 25 Feb 2016

Published online: 18 Aug 2017 *

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