Software product lines represent perhaps the most exciting paradigm shift in software development since the advent of high-level programming languages. Nowhere else in software engineering have we seen such breathtaking improvements in cost, quality, time to market, and developer productivity, often registering in the order-of-magnitude range. Here, the authors combine academic research results with real-world industrial experiences, thus presenting a broad view on product line engineering so that both managers and technical specialists will benefit from exposure to this work. They capture the wealth of knowledge that eight companies have gathered during the introduction of the software product line engineering approach in their daily practice.
“I fully expect that Software Product Lines in Action will become one of the foundational references of this quickly-evolving field. It’s the most comprehensive treatment of product line practice in existence today.” from the Foreword by Paul Clements, SEI – Carnegie Mellon University, USA
"For practicing software developers, or managers considering SPL engineering, this book is highly recommended. The case studies provide excellent examples, and the summary chapters will be invaluable in planning or starting a SPL." from the ACM Review by Andrew R. Huber, Hifn Inc, USA