Subjective evaluation of software evolvability using code smells: An empirical study

@article{Mntyl2006SubjectiveEO,
  title={Subjective evaluation of software evolvability using code smells: An empirical study},
  author={Mika Viking M{\"a}ntyl{\"a} and Casper Lassenius},
  journal={Empirical Software Engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={395-431}
}
This paper presents the results of an empirical study on the subjective evaluation of code smells that identify poorly evolvable structures in software. We propose use of the term software evolvability to describe the ease of further developing a piece of software and outline the research area based on four different viewpoints. Furthermore, we describe the differences between human evaluations and automatic program analysis based on software evolvability metrics. The empirical component is… CONTINUE READING
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