Surveying the factors that influence maintainability: research design

W.T.B. Hordijk, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Abstract

    We want to explore and analyse design decisions that influence maintainability of software. Software maintainability is important because the effort expended on changes and fixes in software is a major cost driver. We take an empirical, qualitative approach, by investigating cases where a change has cost more or less than comparable changes, and analysing the causes for those differences. We will use this analysis of causes as input to following research in which the individual contributions of a selection of those causes will be quantitatively analysed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th European software engineering conference held jointly with 13th ACM SIGSOFT international symposium on Foundations of software engineering
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherACM Press
    Pages385-388
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1595930140
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Keywords

    • EWI-6174
    • SCS-Services
    • IR-66209
    • METIS-229563

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    Hordijk, W. T. B., & Wieringa, R. J. (2005). Surveying the factors that influence maintainability: research design. In Proceedings of the 10th European software engineering conference held jointly with 13th ACM SIGSOFT international symposium on Foundations of software engineering (pp. 385-388). [10.1145/1081706.1081769] New York, NY, USA: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/1081706.1081769