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An introduction of new UML design metrics for Web applications

Ghosheh, Emad and Black, Sue E. and Qaddour, Jihad (2007) An introduction of new UML design metrics for Web applications. International Journal of Computer and Information Science, 8 (4). ISSN 1525-9293

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Many World Wide Web applications incorporate important business assets and offer a convenient way for businesses to promote their services through the Internet. Many of these web applications evolved from simple HTML pages to complex applications which are difficult to maintain. In order to control the maintenance of web applications quantitative metrics and models for predicting web applications’ maintainability must be used. This paper introduces new design metrics for measuring the maintainability of web applications from class diagrams. The metrics are based on Web Application Extension (WAE) for UML and will measure the following design attributes: size, complexity, coupling and reusability. The paper provides a classification of the metrics based on the measurement structure proposed by Kitchenham for theoretical metrics validation. In addition to that, an exploratory experiment at the university of Illinois is carried out in order to show the relationship between the metrics and understandability and modifiability time.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:7164
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 15:14
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