SOME STABILITY MEASURES FOR SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE.

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Abstract

The software maintenance process and the important software quality attributes that affect the maintenance effort are discussed. Among these quality attributes, the stability of a program, which indicates the resistance to the potential ripple effect that the program would have when it is modified, is an important one. Measures for estimating the stability of a program and the modules of which the program is composed are presented, and an algorithm for computing these stability measures is given. Application of these measures during the maintenance phase is discussed along with an example. Further research efforts involving validation of the stability measures, application of these measures during the design phase, and restructuring based on these measures are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages674-679
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes
EventProc IEEE Comput Soc Int Comput Software Appl Conf 3rd - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1979Nov 8 1979

Other

OtherProc IEEE Comput Soc Int Comput Software Appl Conf 3rd
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/7911/8/79

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Yau, S-S., & Collofello, J. (1979). SOME STABILITY MEASURES FOR SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE. In Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference (pp. 674-679). IEEE.