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dc.contributor.supervisor Dobing, Brian
dc.contributor.author Lemnaru, Alexandru
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-13T18:20:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-13T18:20:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3455
dc.description viii, 129 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract To increase productivity, application developers are using tools that allow them to create higher quality applications faster. One such set of tools, open-source frameworks, allows application developers to reuse software artifacts and should increase application quality. However, given the vast number of open-source frameworks available, users must be able to differentiate among frameworks and select the one best suited for them. In this study, we expand the taxonomy of open-source frameworks and analyze the impact of the framework's characteristics, technical quality, and social pressure on perceived usefulness and continued framework usage intention. Our findings suggest that understandability and flexibility have a significant impact on perceived ease of use, while perceived usefulness is mainly determined by flexibility and efficiency. Our research can be used to understand what influences developers to continue using frameworks and to improve framework development. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management) en_US
dc.subject Software frameworks -- Research en_US
dc.subject Computer software -- Reusability en_US
dc.subject Open source software en_US
dc.subject Application software -- Development en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Open source framework usage : an investigation of the user's intention to continue using a framework en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Management en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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