Software Product Lines in Action

The Best Industrial Practice in Product Line Engineering

Authors: van der Linden, Frank J., Schmid, Klaus, Rommes, Eelco

  • Learn from the experts – they tell you how to do it right and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Find practical advice on how to improve the product line approach in your organization
  • Benefit from the largest collection of experiential software product line reports ever gathered in one reference
  • From practitioners to practitioners – the authors worked on many product line projects and had insight in most of the reported case studies over several years
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About this book

Software product lines represent perhaps the most exciting paradigm shift in software development since the advent of high-level programming languages. Nowhere else in software engineering have we seen such breathtaking improvements in cost, quality, time to market, and developer productivity, often registering in the order-of-magnitude range. While the underlying concepts are straightforward enough – building a family of related products or systems by planned and careful reuse of a base of generalized software development assets – the devil can be in the details, as successful product line practice can involve organizational change, business process change, and technology change.

The authors ideally combine academic research results with industrial real-world experiences, thus presenting a broad view on product line engineering so that both managers and technical specialists will benefit from reading it. After presenting a common framework for the description of the industrial case studies, they capture the wealth of knowledge that eight companies have gathered during the introduction of the software product line engineering approach in their daily practice. After reading this book, you will understand all the relevant aspects, regarding business, architecture, process, and organizational issues, of applying software product line engineering. If you consider using a product line approach in your organization, or if you want to improve your current practices you will find a rich set of useful information at your fingertips – from practitioners to practitioners.

About the authors

Frank van der Linden has worked at Philips Medical Systems in The Netherlands since 1999 and been involved with software product lines since then. He was program chair of a series of five workshops on product line engineering, is a member of the steering committee of the SPLC conferences, and co-authored "Software Product Line Engineering" published by Springer in 2005.

Klaus Schmid is professor for software engineering at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Previously, he was department head for requirements engineering and usability engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has been involved in numerous research and industrial projects in product line engineering.

Eelco Rommes worked at Philips Research in the area of software architecture for medical systems from 2001 to 2006. During that time he was involved in several research projects and he has published on software product lines and related topics.

Reviews

“I fully expect that Software Product Lines in Action will become one of the foundational references of this quickly-evolving field. It’s the most comprehensive treatment of product line practice in existence today.” from the Foreword by Paul Clements, SEI – Carnegie Mellon University, USA

"For practicing software developers, or managers considering SPL engineering, this book is highly recommended. The case studies provide excellent examples, and the summary chapters will be invaluable in planning or starting a SPL." from the ACM Review by Andrew R. Huber, Hifn Inc, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Product Line Engineering Approach

    Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes

    Pages 3-20

  • Business

    Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes

    Pages 21-35

  • Architecture

    Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes

    Pages 37-45

  • The Family Evaluation Framework

    Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes

    Pages 79-108

  • Bosch Gasoline Systems

    Frank van der Linden, Klaus Schmid, Eelco Rommes

    Pages 133-148

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  • ISBN 978-3-540-71437-8
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Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-71436-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09061-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Product Lines in Action
Book Subtitle
The Best Industrial Practice in Product Line Engineering
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71437-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71437-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71436-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09061-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 333
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