Software reuse is a significant software engineering research field as well as a popular practice area in the industry. The move to reuse-based software development has been gaining momentum over the years in response to companies now viewing software as a valuable asset. Many a time, companies are promoting the reuse of existing systems to increase their return on software investments.
(a) Discuss FIVE (5) benefits of software reuse with examples.
Your answer should be in an essay format with approximately 350 words.
Include at least 2 citation sources to support your answer.
(b) While software reuse provides many benefits, there have been reports on the challenges in reuse. Elaborate FIVE (5) problems/challenges associated with software reuse using suitable examples.