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Algorithmic Analysis of the Impacts of Changes to Object-oriented Software

Summary: Algorithmic Analysis of the Impacts of Changes to
Object-oriented Software
Michelle Lee
Network Solutions
Reston, VA
A. Je erson O utt and Roger T. Alexander
George Mason University
Department of Information and Software Engineering
Software Engineering Research Laboratory
Fairfax, VA
34th International Conference on Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems
TOOLS USA '00, pages 61 70, Santa Barbara, CA, August 2000.
The research presented here addresses the problem of change impact analysis CIA for
object-oriented software. A major problem for developers in an evolutionary environment
is that seemingly small changes can ripple throughout the system to have major unintended
impacts elsewhere. As a result, software developers need to understand how a change to a
software system will a ect the rest of the system. Major results of this research include def-


Source: Alexander, Roger T. - Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University
Offutt, Jeff - Department of Computer Science, George Washington University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences