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Software Adaptability is when software components with a well-defined, stable Application Programming Interface (API) can be exchanged using another components with minimal effort as long as the component adheres to the API. For example, SQL describes an API for a database component. As long as the software adheres to the standard SQL API, the DataBase Management System (DBMS) can be exchanged from Oracle to PostreSQL with no to minimal impact.1).


Nary Subramanian and Lawrence Chung, Metrics for Software Adaptability, University of Texas - Dallas, Accessed 29 July 2020,
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