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Software Design Criteria for Maintainability


Deraman, Aziz and P. J., Layzell (1995) Software Design Criteria for Maintainability. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 3 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0128-7680


One of the current issues in the software engineering community is related to problems of software maintenance. It is a common belief that these problems are caused by bad software design and poor maintenance practices. The first of these is the concern of this paper. We argue that the existing software design methodologies are not properly developed based on criteria for easy software maintenance at later stages. Therefore, with a set of software design criteria for maintainability, software is believed to be more maintainable. In this paper we shall identify those criteria followed by assessment of several software design methodologies.

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Item Type: Article
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: software design, maintainability, methodology, modelling, prototyping, explicitness, software engineering
Depositing User: Nasirah Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 02:19
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:11
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3854
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