Analysis of multiple software releases of AFATDS using design metrics

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dc.contributor.advisor Zage, Wayne M. en_US Bhargava, Manjari en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:40Z 2011-06-03T19:35:40Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1991 .B5 en_US
dc.description.abstract The development of high quality software the first time, greatly depends upon the ability to judge the potential quality of the software early in the life cycle. The Software Engineering Research Center design metrics research team at Ball State University has developed a metrics approach for analyzing software designs. Given a design, these metrics highlight stress points and determine overall design quality.The purpose of this study is to analyze multiple software releases of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) using design metrics. The focus is on examining the transformations of design metrics at each of three releases of AFATDS to determine the relationship of design metrics to the complexity and quality of a maturing system. The software selected as a test case for this research is the Human Interface code from Concept Evaluation Phase releases 2, 3, and 4 of AFATDS. To automate the metric collection process, a metric tool called the Design Metric Analyzer was developed.Further analysis of design metrics data indicated that the standard deviation and mean for the metric was higher for release 2, relatively lower for release 3, and again higher for release 4. Interpreting this means that there was a decrease in complexity and an improvement in the quality of the software from release 2 to release 3 and an increase in complexity in release 4. Dialog with project personnel regarding design metrics confirmed most of these observations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Computer Science
dc.format.extent vii, 231, ca. 100 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Quality control. en_US
dc.subject.other Human Interface (Computer file) en_US
dc.subject.other Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (Computer file) en_US
dc.title Analysis of multiple software releases of AFATDS using design metrics en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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