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ERIC Number: EJ810565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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On Quality and Measures in Software Engineering
Bucur, Ion I.
Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, v1 n2 p210-217 Win 2006
Complexity measures are mainly used to estimate vital information about reliability and maintainability of software systems from regular analysis of the source code. Such measures also provide constant feedback during a software project to assist the control of the development procedure. There exist several models to classify a software product's quality. These models often include different measures and on their basis it is established a degree to which the product satisfy each quality attribute. Each model can have a different set of attributes at the highest level of classification, and also, the attributes can be defined differently at all levels. Actually, more and more activities are based on computer programs and they become highly dependent on their quality. In principle, everyone agrees that quality is important, but few agree on what quality is. In this paper, we will present the most important models and standards for measuring software quality. Afterwards, we will give some metrics for software complexity and we will explain its relationship with the quality.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Engineering, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Value Judgment, Feedback (Response), Models, Standards
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