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A Case Study on Structural Characteristics of Object-Oriented Design and its Stability

Elish, Mahmoud Omar (2005) A Case Study on Structural Characteristics of Object-Oriented Design and its Stability. In: IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering (SE’05), Innsbruck, Austria.

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Abstract

Design structural stability refers to the extent to which the structure of a design is preserved throughout the evolution of the software from one release to the next. This paper investigates whether there are some structural characteristics (metrics) of object-oriented design that are indicators of its structural stability. Investigated metrics are related to size, inheritance, cohesion, and coupling. Design structural stability was assessed from each software release to the next using two metrics: a classbased metric and a relationship-based metric. As a case study, measures were collected from 13 successive releases of Apache Ant.



Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date:February 2005
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Information and Computer Science Dept
Creators:Elish, Mahmoud Omar
Email:elish@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:10662
Deposited By:MAHMOUD ELISH
Deposited On:25 Jun 2008 14:58
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:14

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