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Benefits and drawbacks of software reference architectures: A case study

Author
Martinez, S.; Ayala, C.P.; Franch, X.; Martins , H.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Information and software technology
Date of publication
2017-08-01
Volume
88
First page
37
Last page
52
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2017.03.011 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/106022 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584916304438 Open in new window
Abstract
Context: Software Reference Architectures (SRAs) play a fundamental role for organizations whose business greatly depends on the efficient development and maintenance of complex software applications. However, little is known about the real value and risks associated with SRAs in industrial practice. Objective: To investigate the current industrial practice of SRAs in a single company from the perspective of different stakeholders. Method An exploratory case study that investigates the benefits...
Citation
Martínez, S., Ayala, C.P., Franch, X., Martins , H. Benefits and drawbacks of software reference architectures: A case study. "Information and software technology", 1 Agost 2017, vol. 88, p. 37-52.
Keywords
Benefits, Case study, Drawbacks, Empirical software engineering, Reference architecture, Software architecture
Group of research
GESSI - Group of Software and Service Engineering
inSSIDE - integrated Software, Service, Information and Data Engineering

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