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Integrating Metrics into a Large-Scale Software Development Environment

Henry, Sallie M. and Lewis, John A. (1989) Integrating Metrics into a Large-Scale Software Development Environment. Technical Report TR-89-01, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Software metrics have been shown to be indicators of software complexity. These complexity indicators identify error-prone, unmaintainable software, which if identified early can be rewritten and/or thoroughly tested. However, the integration of metric use into commercial situations faces practical resistance from budget and deadline restrictions. This paper presents an experiment that introduces a nondisruptive method for integrating metrics into a large-scale commercial software development environment.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:138
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001