WIT Press


Complexity Metrics For Quality Assessment Of Object-oriented Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940332

Volume

9

Pages

15

Published

1994

Size

1,536 kb

Author(s)

T.P. Hopkins

Abstract

Complexity metrics for quality assessment of object-oriented design T.P. Hopkins Computer Science Department, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Ml3 9PL, ABSTRACT This paper considers the use of interface complexity metrics for the quantitative analysis of the quality of software design performed using object-oriented de- velopment methods. The techniques considered can be applied before coding is started, as part of the design review process, or when coding is complete. The use of complexity metrics for reusability assessment is also considered. INTRODUCTION Object-oriented analysis and design is relatively new, and many organisations are now attempting to introduce this style of development. Introducing a new development approach is fraught with risk, especially if the organisation or the individual developers have little experience with the new approach. One way of reducing this risk is to use design guidelines and metrics to assess the newly created designs. Thi

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