A mapping study to investigate component-based software system metrics
The term metrics is basically a quantitative measure of extent to which given attributes influenced by a system, component or a process. Metrics are required to measure software quality, improve software quality and to predict software quality. There are various approaches available to develop a software metrics like object oriented approach, component based approach, distributed approach. Component based software engineering is a latest approach in developing software. The main function of component based metrics is to provide reusability and decrease cost and development time. These metrics are used for evaluating quality and managing risk. The aim of this paper is to study component based metrics. In this paper comparison of some component based metric is done on the basis of functional and non-functional characteristics of software and discussed how this new approach is different from any other approach for software development.