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Software Metrics and the Object-Oriented Paradigm

Li, Wei and Cooley, Charles and Lewis, John A. and Henry, Sallie M. (1990) Software Metrics and the Object-Oriented Paradigm. Technical Report TR-90-55, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Software metrics are in use to guide current software development practices. As commercial organizations make use of the benefits of the object-oriented paradigm, the desire to apply metrics to that paradigm has logically followed. However, standard procedural metrics are limited in their ability to describe true object-oriented designs and code, and in some aspects fail outright. This paper describes the difficulties in applying standard metrics to object-oriented code and defines a set of metrics which are specifically geared toward the features which make the object-oriented approach unique.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:237
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001