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Software Measurement

Current Trends in Research and Practice

  • Editors
  • Reiner Dumke
  • Alain Abran

Part of the Information Engineering und IV-Controlling book series (IEIVC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Software Measurement History and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Horst Zuse
      Pages 3-37
    3. Charles R. Symons
      Pages 39-39
  3. Software Measurement Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Jean-Philippe Jacquet, Alain Abran
      Pages 43-59
    3. Lem. O. Ejiogu
      Pages 81-92
    4. Frank Niessink, Hans van Vliet
      Pages 109-125
    5. Vedha Kichenamourty
      Pages 127-140
  4. Software Measurement Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Harry M. Sneed, Oliver Foshag
      Pages 143-158
    3. Reiner R. Dumke, Achim S. Winkler
      Pages 173-193
    4. Stephen H. Edwards, Sallie M. Henry, Roger P. Bodnar Jr.
      Pages 195-208
    5. Christof Ebert, Thomas Liedtke, Ekkehard Baisch
      Pages 209-228
  5. Function Point Foundations and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Jean-Marc Desharnais, Pam Morris
      Pages 247-264
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 270-272

About this book

Introduction

Software developers are faced with the challenge of making software systems and products of ever greater quality and safety, while at the same time being faced with the growing pressure of costs reduction in order to gain and maintain competitive advantages. As in any scientific and engineering discipline, reliable measurement is essential for talking on such a challenge. "Software measurement is an excellent abstraction mechanism for learning what works and what doesn't" (Victor Basili). Measurement of both software process and products provides a large amount of basic information for the evaluation of the software development processes or the software products themselves. Examples of recent successes in software measurement span multiple areas, such as evaluation of new development methods and paradigms, quality and management improvement programs, tool-supporting initiatives and company­ wide measurement programs. The German Computer Science Interest (GI) Group of Software Metrics and the Canadian Interest Group in Software Metrics (CIM) have attended to these concerns in the recent years. Research initiatives were directed initially to the definition of software metrics and then to validation of the software metrics themselves. This was followed by more and more investigation into practical applications of software metrics and by critical analysis of the benefits and weaknesses of software measurement programs. Key findings in this area of software engineering have been published in some important books, such as Dumke and Zuse's Theory and Practice of Software Measurement, Ebert and Dumke's Software Metrics in Practice and Lehner, Dumke and Abran's Software Metrics.

Keywords

C++ programming language Information Engineering und IV-Controlling complexity controlling design foundation language multimedia software structured analysis validation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-663-08949-0
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1999
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-6876-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-08949-0
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