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Metrics in Evaluating Software Defects

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 63 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2013
Chen-huei Chou

Chen-huei Chou. Article: Metrics in Evaluating Software Defects. International Journal of Computer Applications 63(3):23-29, February 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Chen-huei Chou},
	title = {Article: Metrics in Evaluating Software Defects},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {63},
	number = {3},
	pages = {23-29},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Due to the popularity of mobile devices and increasing demands of software applications, more and more individual developers join this industry. However, software defects top at the cost of software development. Software metrics are able to show some indication of software defect. This paper reviews popular static code and object-oriented metrics and summarizes heuristics for using the metrics. Correlations between software defect and metrics are presented. Finally, advantages and disadvantages of metrics are discussed. According to the summary of correlation analyses, some metricsshow inconsistent relationships with software defect. Implications to practice and research are provided.


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