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Characterizing large object-oriented software: a topological perspective
Author(s): Qing Xie
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Paper Abstract

The increase of the software complexity makes how to understand software systems a hard work. Since you cannot control what you cannot measure, many research works have been done on software metrics. But one key property has always been neglect, i.e., the topological properties of software systems. In this paper, we proposed to analyze object-oriented (OO) software systems from the perspective of software topological property. First, OO software systems are represented by network at method and class level, respectively. Then we introduce complex network theory to analyze the topological properties of these networks. A case study on an open source OO software system, JHotDraw 5.1, gives an illustration of our approach. Our approach can give further understanding of OO software systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7749, 2010 International Conference on Display and Photonics, 774924 (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869388
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Qing Xie, Jiujiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7749:
2010 International Conference on Display and Photonics

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