The ECCO Tool: Extraction and Composition for Clone-and-Own
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Software Engineering ICSE, Volume 2
Software reuse has become mandatory for companies to compete and a wide range of reuse techniques are available today. However, ad hoc practices such as copying existing systems and customizing them to meet customer-specific needs are still pervasive, and are generically called clone-and-own. We have developed a conceptual framework to support this practice named ECCO that stands for Extraction and Composition for Clone-and-Own. In this paper we present our Eclipse-based tool to support this approach. Our tool can automatically locate reusable parts from previously developed products and subsequently compose a new product from a selection of desired features.