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Class point: an approach for the size estimation of object-oriented systems

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4 Author(s)
G. Costagliola ; Dipt. di Matematica e Informatica, Salerno Univ., Italy ; F. Ferrucci ; G. Tortora ; G. Vitiello

In this paper, we present an FP-like approach, named class point, which was conceived to estimate the size of object-oriented products. In particular, two measures are proposed, which are theoretically validated showing that they satisfy well-known properties necessary for size measures. An initial, empirical validation is also performed, meant to assess the usefulness and effectiveness of the proposed measures to predict the development effort of object-oriented systems. Moreover, a comparative analysis is carried out, taking into account several other size measures.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )