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The goal of this paper is to investigate the relation between object-oriented design choices and defects in software systems, with focus on a real-time telecommunication domain. The design choices are measured using the widely accepted metrics suite proposed by Chidamber and Kemerer for object oriented languages [S.R. Chidamber, C.F. Kemerer, A metrics(More)
Measures represent important data in all engineering disciplines. This data allows engineers to understand how things work and how to make changes to produce desired results. In software engineering, it is difficult to collect useful measures because developers do not consider it an important activity, compared to coding. Moreover, manual collected data is(More)
PURPOSE A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). METHODS Several(More)
7 Abstract 8 Software measures are important to evaluate software properties like complexity, reusability, maintainability, effort 9 required, etc. Collecting such data is difficult because of the lack of tools that perform acquisition automatically. It is 10 not possible to implement a manual data collection because it is error prone and very time(More)
Pair Programming has been shown to increase communication and teamwork skills and to provide better code. The aim of this work is to show the efficacy of Pair Programming in transferring knowledge and skills over an environment where people met only occasionally. In a quasi experiment, we find that Pair Programming is effective in sharing knowledge among 15(More)
Sheep fitted with re-entrant canulas in the proximal duodenum and terminal ileum were used to determine the amount of alpha-glucoside entering, and apparently disappearing from, the small intestine when either dried-grass or ground maize-based diets were fed. The fate of any alpha-glucoside entering the small intestine was studied by comparing the net(More)
This work focuses on the analogies and the differences between Lean Management and Extreme Programming. Lean Management (LM) is a management strategy that continuously tries to improve business processes focusing only on activities that provide value to the customer. The word lean means that only activities that increase the provided value for the customer(More)
1. Three sheep fitted with rumen cannulas were fed hourly a daily ration of 1000 g pelleted-grass cubes, and during four successive 2-week periods were intraruminally infused (0.45 l/d) with solutions containing sodium chloride (0.47 mol/d), sodium bicarbonate (0.47 mol/d), .ammonium chloride (0.47 mol/d) and sodium butyrate (0.47 mol/d). Each solution,(More)
The effect of an exogenous supply of glucose, provided by the digestion of maize starch in the small intestine, on endogenous glucose metabolism and insulin action was studied in sheep using the euglycaemic insulin clamp procedure. Insulin was infused intravenously at rates of 0.2, 0.5, 1.0 and 6.0 mU/min per kg live weight for four consecutive periods in(More)