Advertisement

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 1-9
  3. Pages 45-72
  4. Pages 73-113
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-205

About this book

Introduction

Metrics are paramount in every engineering discipline. Software engineering, however, is not considered a classical engineering activity for several reasons. In general, if a software system is seen to deliver the required functionality, only few people if any care about the internals. Moreover, defining, understanding and applying software metrics often looks like an overly complex activity, recommended only to 'trained professionals'.

Lanza and Marinescu demystify the design metrics used to assess the size, quality and complexity of object-oriented software systems. Based on statistical information from many industrial projects and generally accepted semantics they deduce many single and combined threshold values. They show in detail how to identify collaboration and classification disharmony patterns in code, how to visualize their results using the freely available CodeCrawler visualization tool, and how to devise possible remedies.

The combination of theoretically sound results and practically tested procedures and solution paths makes this book an ideal companion for professional software architects, developers and quality engineers. The pattern-oriented description of disharmonies offers easy access to detecting shortcomings and applying solution strategies.

 

"This well-written book is an important piece of work that takes the seemingly forgotten art of object-oriented metrics to the next level in terms of relevance and usefulness." Richard C. Gronback, Chief Scientist, Borland Software Corporation.

Keywords

CodeCrawler Design Metrics Object-Oriented Software Development Software Metrics Software Visualization class classification complexity design development object semantics software software architecture software engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Michele Lanza
    • 1
  • Radu Marinescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of LuganoLuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science LOOSE Research Group“Politehnica” University of TimisşoaraTimisşoaraRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-39538-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24429-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39538-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site