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Some issues in the 'archaeology' of software evolution

Wermelinger, Michel and Yu, Yijun (2011). Some issues in the 'archaeology' of software evolution. In: Fernandes, J. M.; Lämmel, R.; Visser, J. and Saraiva, J. eds. Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering III. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6491). Springer, pp. 426–445.

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Abstract

During a software project's lifetime, the software goes through many changes, as components are added, removed and modified to fix bugs and add new features. This paper is intended as a lightweight introduction to some of the issues arising from an `archaeological' investigation of software evolution. We use our own work to look at some of the challenges faced, techniques used, findings obtained, and lessons learnt when measuring and visualising the historical changes that happen during the evolution of software.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-642-18022-1, 978-3-642-18022-4
Extra Information: International Summer School, GTTSE 2009, Braga, Portugal, July 6-11, 2009, Revised Papers

Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 22105
Depositing User: Michel Wermelinger
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 16:29
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2016 15:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22105
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