Identifying Reasons for Software Changes using Historic Databases

  title={Identifying Reasons for Software Changes using Historic Databases},
  author={Audris Mockus and Lawrence G. Votta},
Large scale software products must constantly change in order to adapt to a changing environment. Studies of historic data from legacy software systems have identified three specific causes of this change: adding new features; correcting faults; and restructuring code to accommodate future changes. Our hypothesis is that a textual descriptionjeld of a change is essential to understanding why that change was performed. Also, we expect that dificulty, size, and interval would vary strongly across… CONTINUE READING
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