WIT Press


A Survey Of Classification Schemes For Improving Software Quality And An Outline For Their Future

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM930451

Volume

4

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,591 kb

Author(s)

P. Hadfield & S. Hope

Abstract

A survey of classification schemes for improving software quality and an outline for their future P. HadAeld & S. Hope gc^oo/ o/ EWromc Engmeerwg 0 Compeer University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK ABSTRACT In recent years there has been a move towards the reuse of existing software in new applications. This increases the speed with which a system can be assembled, whilst improving the quality by using pre-tested components. Several schemes have been proposed for cataloguing and classifying fragments of code in order to promote reuse. Whilst these schemes are useful, it is known that the distribution of time in a project is approximately one half planning, one sixth coding and one third testing. This being the case, more attention needs to be paid to the reuse of design information, documentation and test data. The design information is important because it gives a better insight into the design philosophy, strengths and weaknesses of the code than that which can be inferr

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