Measuring software evolution at a nuclear fusion experiment site: A test case for the applicability of OO and reuse metrics in software characterization

G. Manduchi, C. Taliercio

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A set of software metrics has been used to provide empirical evidence on how code organization changes when a software product evolves. A Java application for graphical data display used in experimental physics has been used as a test case. Exploiting common patterns in the way software applications evolve is desirable as it would give designers and managers a better understanding of the software process. The analysis in which framework reuse has also been considered, highlighted a limited use of the inheritance mechanism and, despite an increase in the overall complexity, a substantial invariance of the internal application organization. This fact is explained by the increasing framework usage and integration during the product's lifetime. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593 - 600
Number of pages8
JournalInformation and Software Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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