Object-Oriented Frameworks provide software developers with the means to build infrastructure for their applications. Unfortunately, frameworks do not always deliver on their promises of reusability and exibility. To address this, we have developed a conceptual model for frameworks and a set of guidelines to build object oriented frameworks that adhere to this model. Our guidelines focus on improving the exibility, reusability and usability (i.e. making it easy to use a framework) of frameworks
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