Identifying Reusable Components in Web Applications

G.A. Di Lucca, A.R. Fasolino, P. Tramontana, and U. De Carlini (Italy)


Web application reuse, Re-engineering, Clone analysis.


This paper presents an approach for identifying reusable software components within Web applications by exploiting clone analysis techniques. The approach is based on a classification of software clones in Web applications proposed in the paper, and exploits a structured process that allows clones to be detected in existing applications, and used to populate a repository of reusable components. A tool that supports the identification of clones has been developed, and an experimental validation of the proposed approach has been carried out. Results from the experiment that showed the effectiveness of the proposed approach are presented in the paper.

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