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Comparing Web Services with other Software Components

Yu, Yijun; Lu, Jianguo; Ramil, Juan F. and Yuan, Phil (2007). Comparing Web Services with other Software Components. In: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2007), July 9-13, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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Software metrics is vital for the management of software development, especially when a new technology is adopted and established practices have yet to be developed. As a kind of software components, web service technology has flourished and attracted a flurry of research activities. Despite the vast amount of research on mechanisms of web services, there have been little investigations of the overall nature of existing web services from a software component point of view. This paper is the first attempt to compare web services with other software components in terms of established metrics in software engineering, including object oriented metrics and interface metrics. In this study we conclude that there are statistical differences between the interface, variable name and other OO metrics when one compares a large sample web services with typical OO systems. The distributions obtained give insight into the typical characteristics of web services and can be used to identify candidates for wrapping into web services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Extra Information: Appears in IEEE International Conference on Web Services 2007 (ISBN 0-7695-2924-0)
Keywords: web service; software metrics; interface; component; XML Schema
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 9847
Depositing User: Yijun Yu
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 12:01
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