WIT Press


A Mathematical Model, And Its Experimental Validation, For Use In Engineering Modular Software

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM950031

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

833 kb

Author(s)

J. Moses

Abstract

A mathematical model, and its experimental validation, for use in engineering modular software J. Moses School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Sunderland, Sunderland SRI 3SD, UK ABSTRACT In order to engineer computer software, using a recognised and strict engineering approach, it is first necessary to be able to measure and control process products which occur during the development of software. Currently, there are no methods which enable the engineering of software in a manner comparable to that in which, for example, a mechanical component might be engineered. This paper describes an experiment which was used to determine whether a relationship existed between software modules at two distinct stages of the software development process, such that confidence intervals could be determined and used to detect abnormal modules, with respect to their complexity, and which therefore required re-designing before implementation. INTRODUCTION One current method

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