An Effort Prediction Framework for Software Code Quality Measurement Based on Quantifiable Constructs for Object Oriented Design
||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)||
|© 2014 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Prof. Waweru Mwangi , Dr Wafula Joseph , Stephen N. Waweru|
|DOI : 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V10P108|
Prof. Waweru Mwangi , Dr Wafula Joseph , Stephen N. Waweru."An Effort Prediction Framework for Software Code Quality Measurement Based on Quantifiable Constructs for Object Oriented Design". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V10(1):36-52, April 2014. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
As the Object Oriented Technology enters into software organizations, it has created new challenges for the companies which used only Product Metrics as a tool for monitoring, controlling and maintaining the software product. The structural architecture focus of this research paper is to prove that the mechanisms of Object Oriented Design constructs, namely Inheritance, Encapsulation and Polymorphism are the keys to foster reuse and achieve easier maintainability and less complex software codes. This research paper proposes an effort prediction automated framework for software code quality measurement; based on quantifiable constructs for object oriented design, the framework measures the effort of maintaining and reusing the three constructs of Object Oriented Design that is; Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism. The adoption of the Object Oriented Design constructs in this paper is to calculatedly produce easy to maintain, reusable, better and cheaper software in the market. This research paper proceeds to automate the proposed framework system that will be able to predict the effort of measuring the constructs of Object Oriented Design. In order to achieve this, we have utilized one predictor which has been extremely studied: software metrics. The final outcome of this paper is an effort prediction automated tool for software code quality assessment, which predicts effort of maintaining and reusing Object Oriented Programming Languages based on the three OOD constructs. The results acquired are beneficial to be used by software developers, software engineers and software project managers for aligning and orienting their design with common industry practices.
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Object Oriented Design, maintainability, reusability, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism