An annotated and classified bibliography of software metrics publications : 1988 to 1994
With the growth of the software industry, the measurement of software plays an ever increasing role. In order to provide software metric researchers and practitioners with references so they can quickly identify the references of particular interest to them, over 60 of the many publications on software metrics that have appeared since 1988 are classified into four tables that comprise, respectively, (1) Metrics through the Life Cycle, (2) Classic Metrics, (3) Programming Language Metrics, and (4) New Metrics. Table 1 serves as a complete list of all the classified publications while Table 2, Table 3 and Table 4 are subsets of Table 1. The subset tables present more detailed information than Table 1. The bibliographic reference section contains brief summaries of the publications in the classified tables. As a continuation of the 1988 survey done by V. Cote, P. Bourque, S. Oligny and N. Rivard through the paper, "Software metrics: an overview of recent results", this project was conducted to discover the current trends in software metrics practice, and to report the trend movement from the 1988 paper until now by comparison of the results from the two surveys. All the table comparisons from the two surveys are given in percentages. As a survey, we are fully aware of the limitations of our collection out of the wealth of the publications in the software metrics field, but we are confident that our survey is a good indicator of the practice in the software metrics field. [Résumé abrégé par UMI].
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