Volume 13, Number 6

An Improved Repository Structure to Identify, Select and Integrate Components
in Component-based Development


Muhammad Khamis Dauda, Reda M Salama and Rizwan Qureshi, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


An ultimate goal of software development is to build high quality products. The customers of software industry always demand for high-quality products quickly and cost effectively. The component-based development (CBD) is the most suitable methodology for the software companies to meet the demands of target market. To opt CBD, the software development teams have to customize generic components that are available in the market and it is very difficult for the development teams to choose the suitable components from the millions of third party and commercial off the shelf (COTS) components. On the other hand, the development of in-house repository is tedious and time consuming. In this paper, we propose an easy and understandable repository structure to provide helpful information about stored components like how to identify, select, retrieve and integrate components. The proposed repository will also provide previous assessments of developers and end-users about the selected component. The proposed repository will help the software companies by reducing the customization effort, improving the quality of developed software and preventing integrating unfamiliar components.


CBD, COTS, Third Party Components, Repository, Quality Attributes.