Component software development involves building larger software systems by integrating software components that already exist. By improving the versatility and maintainability of systems, this approach can potentially be used to reduce software development costs, assemble systems quickly, and reduce the spiraling maintenance burden associated with the support and upgrade of large systems.
Integration can reduce the time taken to make information available. It can also reduce costs. Rather than replace existing systems, integration can be used to link them. The foundation of this approach is the assumption that certain parts of large software systems should be written once rather than many times, and that common parts of large software systems should be assembled through reuse rather than rewritten all over again.
Developing component-based systems is becoming viable due to the following:
- Emergence of component integration technology
- Increase in the quality and variety of off the shelf products
- · Increasing amount of existing software in organizations that can be reused in new systems
- Economic pressures to reduce system development and maintenance costs.
Component software development shifts the development emphasis from programming software to composing software systems.
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