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Feature-Oriented Variability Management in Product Line Engineering

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Journal publication date12/2006
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Journal number12
Volume49
Number of pages5
Pages55-59
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Features are effective communication “media” among different stakeholders of products or product lines. Hence, feature orientation in analyzing com-monality and variability of product lines is appealing. In this paper, we introduce a feature-oriented ap-proach to explicit modeling and managing variability information of a product line. It takes features as first class entities for controlling variability and enables an organization to exploit commonality and manage vari-ability in both problem and solution space.