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An Empirical Study of Maintenance Activities in an Object OrientedSystem

Li, Wei and Henry, Sallie M. (1993) An Empirical Study of Maintenance Activities in an Object OrientedSystem. Technical Report TR-93-13, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Decades of research on maintenance activities in the procedural paradigm has produced several conclusions. Among these conclusions are recommendations that a reduction in maintenance cost could be achieved by a more controlled design process, by more rigorous testing of potential problem areas earlier in the life cycle. With the increasing emphasis on the object oriented paradigm, the authors performed an empirical study of the maintenance patterns in a commercial object oriented system. Although this is a preliminary study, intuition is presented as insight into the object oriented maintenance activities.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:355
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001