Software Architecture Classification for Estimating the Cost of COTS Integration

  title={Software Architecture Classification for Estimating the Cost of COTS Integration},
  author={Daniil Yakimovich and James M. Bieman and Victor R. Basili},
The use of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products creates a software integration problem, whether a single COTS software component is being integrated into a software system, or the whole system is being built primarily from COTS products. This integration may require considerable effort and affect system quality. A good estimate of integration cost can help in the decision of whether or not to use a COTS solution, the selection of the best COTS products, and determine the amount and type of… CONTINUE READING
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