The Structure and Value of Modularity in Software Design

Kevin Sullivan, William Griswold, Yuanfang Cai & Ben Hallen
The concept of information hiding modularity is a cornerstone of modern software design thought, but its formulation remains casual and its emphasis on changeability is imperfectly related to the goal of creating value in a given context. We need better models of the structure and value of information hiding, for both their explanatory power and prescriptive utility. We evaluate the potential of a new theory-developed to account for the influence of modularity on the evolution...
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