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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2010

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  • Empirical support for the generation of domain-oriented quality models

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (482 KB)

    The difficulties of software quality evaluation found during our activity in different projects and publications led us to investigate a systematic method for building domain-oriented quality models based on a sound empirical basis. General quality models need to be adapted to specific types of software products to be effective. Related literature reveals that existing quality models tend to suffe... View full abstract»

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  • Empirical comparison of graphical and annotation-based re-documentation approaches

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):15 - 31
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (450 KB)

    Re-documentation is a complex activity that follows the comprehension of the code. Programmers record the knowledge they have gained in the form of text, views and diagrams that address specific aspects of the system under maintenance. Re-documentation of existing software can be achieved in several ways. The authors focus on two commonly used approaches: either using a drawing editor or annotatin... View full abstract»

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  • Judy - a mutation testing tool for java

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):32 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (412 KB)

    Popular code coverage measures, such as branch coverage, are indicators of the thoroughness rather than the fault detection capability of test suites. Mutation testing is a fault-based technique that measures the effectiveness of test suites for fault localisation. Unfortunately, use of mutation testing in the software industry is rare because generating and running vast numbers of mutants against... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematical basis for the chaining of lossy interface adapters

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):43 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (561 KB)

    Despite providing similar functionality, multiple network services may require the use of different interfaces to access the functionality, and this problem will only become worse with the widespread deployment of ubiquitous computing environments. One way around this problem is to use interface adapters that adapt one interface into another. Chaining these adapters allows flexible interface adapt... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated state-based dynamic slicing technique for UML models

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):55 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2041 KB)

    The authors propose a technique for constructing dynamic slices of unified modelling language (UML) models using the state information. Given a software architecture specified using UML, the authors first construct an intermediate representation. The authors have named this intermediate representation model dependency graph (MDG). MDG combines information extracted from various sequence diagrams a... View full abstract»

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  • Improving interpretation of component-based systems quality through visualisation techniques

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):79 - 90
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (346 KB)

    Component-based software development is increasingly more commonplace and is widely used in the development of commercial software systems. This has led to the existence of several research works focusing on software component-based systems quality. The majority of this research proposes quality models focused on component-based systems in which different measures are proposed. In general, the res... View full abstract»

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