Issue No.01 - January/February (2011 vol.28)
Anthony Tsakiris , Ford Motor Company
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2011.11
This article provides a birds-eye view of the enormous upheaval involved in enhancing reuse across a product line. The classic approach originally espoused by David Parnas—separation of concerns—is an important driver, but the big take-away is that even when a team of experts collaborates on architectural refactoring, it's a slow, incremental process. There is no easy road to reuse.
software, architecture, interfaces, control system, embedded, automotive, powertrain, data dictionary, cultural change
Anthony Tsakiris, "Managing Software Interfaces of On-Board Automotive Controllers", IEEE Software, vol.28, no. 1, pp. 73-76, January/February 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.11