When forming a new product the traditional engineer can take advantage of ready-made subassemblies. To the software engineer, reusable software components offer the same possibilities; the same components can be incorporated into many whole new systems, thus saving the considerable time and effort it can take to generate new software. Starting with an introduction to software reuse and a discussion of its feasibility, the authors go on to consider how the Ada software components that may be found in this book could be used. Ada was designed with reuse very much in mind, and this book contains the complete source code for many software components, making it essentially a small, but invaluable, library. Everyone whose field is software engineering, both novices and experts alike, will find that this book offers a wealth of interesting and practical information.
• A small but invaluable library • For experts and non experts in software engineering
1. Introduction; 2. How to use this book; 3. The components; 4. Establishing a reusable library; 5. Testing of components; 6. Appendices.