Strategies for seeking reusable components in Smalltalk

Shingo Takada, Yutaka Otsuka, Kumiyo Nakakoji, Koji Torii

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Abstract

Although object-oriented languages can help make software more reusable, class libraries can be difficult to use unless the programmer knows the library well. In particular, it can be hard to find and understand components that a programmer may want to reuse. This study focuses on novice programmers solving programming tasks which require the reuse of components. We take an in-depth look at how the programmers find the necessary components, and identify strategies that they use to achieve it. We also comment on the type of tool that is necessary from the viewpoint of the strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Software Reuse
EditorsP. Devanbu, J. Poulin
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Pages66-74
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 5th International Conference on Software Reuse -
Duration: 1998 Jun 21998 Jun 5

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 5th International Conference on Software Reuse
Period98/6/298/6/5

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Takada, S., Otsuka, Y., Nakakoji, K., & Torii, K. (1998). Strategies for seeking reusable components in Smalltalk. In P. Devanbu, & J. Poulin (Eds.), International Conference on Software Reuse (pp. 66-74). IEEE Comp Soc.