Software Measurement: Current Trends in Research and Practice by Reiner DumkeSoftware Measurement: Current Trends in Research and Practice by Reiner Dumke

Software Measurement: Current Trends in Research and Practice

EditorReiner Dumke, Alain Abran

Paperback | January 16, 1999

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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.
Title:Software Measurement: Current Trends in Research and PracticeFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 16, 1999Publisher:Deutscher UniversitätsverlagLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:382446876X

ISBN - 13:9783824468768


Table of Contents

I. Software Measurement History and Future Directions.- Thirty Years of Software Measurement.- Function Point Evolution.- II. Software Measurement Foundations.- Metrics Validation Proposals: A Structured Analysis.- On the use of a Segmentally Additive Proximity Structure to Measure Object Class Life Cycle Complexity.- Attribute-Based Model of Software Size.- Multidimensional Software Performance Measurement Models: A Tetrahedron-based Design.- A Pastry Cook's View on Software Measurement.- III. Software Measurement Applications.- Measuring Legacy Database Structures.- REST - A Tool to Measure the Ripple Effect of C and C++ Programs.- Y2K from a Metrics Point of View.- Software Metrics for Multimedia Languages.- Improving Reliability of Large Software Systems.- Prototype of a Software Metrics Database for industrial use.- IV. Function Point Foundations and Applications.- Comparison between FPA and FFP: a field experience.- Function Point Counts Derived from SAP Business Scenario Requirements.