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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2004 vol. 21)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 26-31
Nicol? Serrano , University of Navarra
Ismael Ciordia , Tecnicia
Sonia Calzada , University of Navarra
Fernando Alonso , University of Navarra
For applications such as management information systems, customizing the code base to meet each new customer's needs can sometimes be unavoidable. Although good design can minimize the need for such code-level modifications, it can't eliminate it. Moreover, if you don't carefully and accurately manage customizations when they do occur, the result can be skyrocketing development costs, poor customer support, and an inability to respond quickly to new needs. The authors developed a highly automated, model-driven approach for maintaining multicustomer code bases. This approach to the updating process helps control costs, keep the software structure consistent, make changes easier, and improve overall productivity.
D.2.0.h, Tools, D.2.4.g Reliability, D.2.5.o Test execution, J.8.l Middleware/business logic

S. Calzada, I. Ciordia, F. Alonso and N. Serrano, "Automated Management of Multicustomer Code Bases," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 26-31, 2004.
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