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software metric

[¦sȯf‚wer ′me·trik]
(computer science)
A rule for quantifying some characteristic or attribute of a computer software entity.
One of a set of techniques whose aim is to measure the quality of a computer program.

Software metric

A rule for quantifying some characteristic or attribute of a computer software entity. For example, a simple one is the FileSize metric, which is the total number of characters in the source files of a program. The FileSize metric can be used to determine the measure of a particular program, such as 3K bytes. It provides a concrete measure of the abstract attribute of program size. Other metrics can be used for software entities such as requirements documents, design object models, or database structure models. Metrics for requirements and design documents can be used to guide decisions about development and as a basis for predictions, such as for cost and effort. Metrics for programs can be used to support decisions about testing and maintenance and as a basis for comparing different versions of programs. Ideally, metrics for the development cost of software and for the quality of the resultant program are desirable. See Computer programming, Software engineering

software metric

(programming)
A measure of software quality which indicates the complexity, understandability, testability, description and intricacy of code.
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Computer scientists make use of the software metric method in software development (Littlefair 2001).
Since false alarms were very high, we included a new software metric, the version history flag, in addition to static code attributes, to indicate the latest activity date on files as inputs to the model.
TFS goes way beyond Visual SourceSafe in many ways, starting with its use of a true database and continuing with its work item tracking and ongoing software metric collection.
This measurement can be used in the same manner as a software metric.
A metric extraction tool named Krakatau Professional [7], which was a fully-featured software metric tool, designed for source code quality and software metrics specialists, was adopted in the analysis.
To assess the validity of these measures, we included three additional outcome measures available for subsets of the projects: (1) senior managements' assessments of the quality of the software product and process, (2) software metric data on productivity and quality, and (3) client ratings of the quality of the software product.
our success will ensure significant progress on a pressing problem of major industrial importance: How to effectively manage energy consumption for parallel systems while maintaining the right balance with other important software metrics, Including time, Security etc.
This article specifies 42 software metrics as a technique to measure quality attributes established in a structured model guided towards healthcare information system assessment and verifies the feasibility of these metrics in applications that offer support to clinical, outpatient and administrative processes in a public hospital that serves the macro region of Ribeirao Preto.
Fenton and Bieman present a primary textbook for an academic or professional course of software metrics and quality assurance, but note that it could also serve as a supplement for any course in software engineering and as a broad reference to practitioners.
Cantone, "Building UML class diagram maintainability prediction models based on early metrics, In Software Metrics Symposium, 2003.
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