A Controlled Expeniment on the Impact of Software Structure on Maintainability

@article{Rombach1987ACE,
  title={A Controlled Expeniment on the Impact of Software Structure on Maintainability},
  author={H. Dieter Rombach},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={1987},
  volume={SE-13},
  pages={344-354}
}
This paper describes a study on the impact of software structure on maintainability aspects such as comprehensibility, locality, modifiability, and reusability in a distributed system environment. The study was part of a project at the University of Kaiserslautern, West Germany, to design and implement LADY, a LAnguage for Distributed systems. The study addressed the impact of software structure from two perspectives. The language designer's perspective was to evaluate the general impact of the… CONTINUE READING