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Issue 6 • Date December 2013

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  • Special issue on 'Empirical studies in software engineering'

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):295 - 297
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  • Externalising tacit knowledge of the systematic review process

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):298 - 307
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    Systematic Reviews (SRs) have recently intensified in Software Engineering. However, there is a lack of work that makes explicit how the process to perform SR is in practice. The goal of this paper is externalising the process that reflects how SRs are currently performed, transforming tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge. We describe the phases and activities that compose the process and the r... View full abstract»

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  • Light-weight resource leak testing based on finalisers

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):308 - 316
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    Despite garbage collectors, programmers must manually manage many non-memory `finite system resources' such as file descriptors and database connections. Unreleased resources result in `resource leaks' that degrade application performance and can even result in system crashes. It is hard to test resource leaks because of their no immediate symptoms in the short run. There are analysis techniques t... View full abstract»

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  • Machine learning approaches for predicting software maintainability: a fuzzy-based transparent model

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):317 - 326
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    Software quality is one of the most important factors for assessing the global competitive position of any software company. Thus, the quantification of the quality parameters and integrating them into the quality models is very essential.Many attempts have been made to precisely quantify the software quality parameters using various models such as Boehm's Model, McCall's Model and ISO/IEC 9126 Qu... View full abstract»

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  • Critical success factors for offshore software outsourcing contract management from vendors' perspective: an exploratory study using a systematic literature review

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):327 - 338
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  • On the relationship of class stability and maintainability

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):339 - 347
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    Maintainability is an essential software quality attribute as software maintenance is a costly process. ISO 9126 characterised maintainability with five sub-characteristics, one of which is stability. Unstable software may lead to high maintenance cost and effort. Classes in object-oriented systems form the basic elements of the software architecture; hence, stable classes may contribute to reduci... View full abstract»

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