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A Software Metrics Survey
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A Software Science Analysis of COBOL Programs
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A Software Science COBOL analyzer has been developed by the Software Research Group at Purdue University that produces operator and operand counts that satisfy Software Science requirements. Expand
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On the relative comprehensibility of various control structures by novice Fortran programmers
Two similar experiments were conducted. In the first, subjects found Fortran programs written with IF—THEN constructs a little easier to comprehend than comparable programs using GOTOs. In the secondExpand
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The Analysis of Software Development and Testing Processes: An Empirical Study
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We studied programmer metrics and their relationships with programming effort, testing effort, and program defects. Expand
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A Survey of Program Design Languages (PDLs)
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The need to improve software productivity and reliability has become an area of increasing importance to the software engineering community. Expand
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A Five Year Plan for Excellence
Ahstract This plan, developed in the winter of 1985/86, is a follow-up to the previous plan [Denning, et.al., 1981]. The top priority goal is to increase the quality of the department measured inExpand
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Software Maintenance and Comprehension: Some Empirical Results
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Two experiments in code maintenance were conducted in an effort to evaluate several software complexity metrics. Expand
A Formal Grammar Approach to Human Factors Research
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Formal grammars and languages are construcled to describe the actions that human subjects must take in using an interactive system for nonprogrammers. Expand
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Problems with COBOL--Some Empirical Evidence
This study investigated programming activity in COBOL. Attempts were made to identify problem areas so that improvemenls can be made in COBOL compilers and in the manner in which COBOL is taught.Expand
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