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Weighted Class Complexity: A Measure of Complexity for Object Oriented System.

Misra, Sanjay and Ibrahim, Akman K. (2008) Weighted Class Complexity: A Measure of Complexity for Object Oriented System. Journal of Information Science & Engineering, 24 (6). pp. 1689-1708.

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Software complexity metrics are used to predict critical information about reliability and maintainability of software systems. Object oriented software development requires a different approach to software complexity metrics. In this paper, we propose a metric to compute the structural and cognitive complexity of class by associating a weight to the class, called as Weighted Class Complexity (WCC). On the contrary, of the other metrics used for object oriented systems, proposed metric calculates the complexity of a class due to methods and attributes in terms of cognitive weight. The proposed metric has been demonstrated with OO examples. The theoretical and practical evaluations based on the information theory have shown that the proposed metric is on ratio scale and satisfies most of the parameters required by the measurement theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OBJECT-oriented programming (Computer science) *COMPUTER software development *SOFTWARE measurement *COMPUTER programming *COMPUTER science
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 00:56
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2014 00:56

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