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Software Design Quality: Style and Substance Position Paper
 

Summary: Software Design Quality: Style and Substance
Position Paper
James M. Bieman
Roger Alexander
P. Willard Munger III
Erin Meunier
Computer Science Department
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
bieman@cs.colostate.edu
ABSTRACT
Many software development texts, references, tools, and au-
thorities provide advise on good software design and pro-
gramming styles. Unfortunately, most of the evidence to
support the value of this advise consists of intuition and
anecdotes. We are working to objectively determine the
value of recommended style guides on large-scale real world
software systems we are studying both proprietary commer-
cial and open source systems. Our work involves determin-
ing whether or not style recommendations are followed, and

  

Source: Alexander, Roger T. - Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences