Program Comprehension During Software Maintenance and Evolution

  title={Program Comprehension During Software Maintenance and Evolution},
  author={Anneliese Amschler Andrews and A. Marie Vans},
  journal={IEEE Computer},
Computer P rogram understanding is a major factor in providing effective software maintenance and enabling successful evolution of computer systems. For years, researchers have tried to understand how programmers comprehend programs during software maintenance and evolution. Five types of tasks are commonly associated with software maintenance and evolution: adaptive, perfective, and corrective maintenance; reuse; and code leverage. Each task type typically involves certain activities (see… CONTINUE READING
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