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    Author(s): SINGH, Pradeep Kumar; SANGWAN, Om Prakash; PRATAP, Amrendra; SINGH, Amar Pal

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    Software reusability is very crucial attribute to evaluate the quality of software. Due to incremental growth of software development, the software reusability comes under attention of many researcher and practitioner. It is pretty easier to reuse the software than developing the new software. Number of software researchers identified that reusability reduces the development time, cost and effort of software product. Software reusability define the depth to which a module can be reused with very little or no modification. However the prediction of this quality attribute is cumbersome process. Many researchers worked on accessing the software reusability for a system but the software reusability of any system is not completely explored yet. This paper provides an analysis on the software reusability for object oriented and aspect oriented software.


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    Article Title: An Analysis on Software Reusability in Context of Object Oriented and Aspect Oriented Software Development
    Author(s): SINGH, Pradeep Kumar; SANGWAN, Om Prakash; PRATAP, Amrendra; SINGH, Amar Pal
    Date of Publication: 2014-12-29
    Publication: International Journal of Information Security and Cybercrime
    ISSN: 2285-9225 e-ISSN: 2286-0096
    Digital Object Identifier: 10.19107/IJISC.2014.02.02
    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, Year 2014
    Section: Advances in Information Security Research
    Page Range: 19-28 (10 pages)

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