Quantifying Reusability of Object Oriented Design: A Testability Perspective

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The quality factor of class diagram is critical because it has a significant influence on overall quality of the product, delivered finally. Testability analysis, when done early in the software creation process, is a criterion of critical importance to software quality. Reusability is an important quality factor to testability. Its early measurement in object oriented software especially at design phase, allows a design to be reapplied to a new problem without much extra effort. This research paper proposes a research framework for quantification process and does an extensive review on reusability of object oriented software. A metrics based model “Reusability Quantification of Object Oriented Design” has been proposed by establishing the relationship among design properties and reusability and justifying the correlation with the help of statistical measures. Also, “Reusability Quantification Model” is empirically validated and contextual significance of the study shows the high correlation for model acceptance. This research paper facilitates to software developers and designer, the inclusion of reusability quantification model to access and quantify software reusability for quality product.

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Huda, M. , Sharma Arya, Y. and Hasan Khan, M. (2015) Quantifying Reusability of Object Oriented Design: A Testability Perspective. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 8, 175-183. doi:10.4236/jsea.2015.84018.


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