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dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Chen, Lianping
dc.contributor.author Shull, Forrest
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-14T17:34:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-14T17:34:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Muhammad Ali Babar, Lianping Chen, Forrest Shull, "Managing Variability in Software Product Lines," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 89-91, 94, May/June 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/637
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Variability management (VM) is a fundamental activity of software product line engineering (SPLE). VM explicitly represents software artifact variations for managing dependencies among SPL variants and support their instantiations throughout the SPL life cycle. It involves complex and challenging tasks, which must be supported by effective methods, techniques, and tools. Researchers have studied these challenges and proposed solutions to them for nearly 20 years. This article reports results from a study to systematically review the research and synthesize the evidence regarding the effectiveness of proposed solutions. One Web extra offers a systematic literature review of a study in which the authors assessed 97 papers that either claimed or provided some kind of evaluation of a variability management approach, technique, or tool. The other Web extra is an erratum to this article. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Software;27/ 3/ 89-91,94
dc.relation.uri http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2010.77
dc.rights ©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.subject evidence-based software engineering en_US
dc.subject software product lines en_US
dc.title Managing variability in software product lines en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI


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