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The impact of developer team sizes on the structural attributes of software

Youssef, A. & Capiluppi, A., 30-Aug-2015, International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution (IWPSE). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 38-45 8 p.

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It is established that the internal quality of software is a key determinant of the total cost of ownership of that software. The objective of this research is to determine the impact that the development team's size has on the internal structural attributes of a codebase and, in doing so, we consider the impact that the team's size may have on the internal quality of the software that they produce. In this paper we leverage the wealth of data available in the open-source domain by mining detailed data from 1000 projects in GoogleCode and, coupled with one of the most established of object-oriented metric suites, we isolate and identify the effect that the development team size has on internal structural attributes of the software produced. We will find that some measures of functional decomposition are enhanced when we compare projects authored by fewer developers against those authored by a larger number of developers while measures of cohesion and complexity are degraded.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution (IWPSE)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages38-45
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450338165
Publication statusPublished - 30-Aug-2015
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 14th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, IWPSE 2015 - Bergamo, Italy
Duration: 31-Aug-20154-Sep-2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 14th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, IWPSE 2015
CountryItaly
CityBergamo
Period31/08/201504/09/2015

Event

The 14th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, IWPSE 2015

31/08/201504/09/2015

Bergamo, Italy

Event: Conference

    Keywords

  • Complexity Metrics, Open Source Software Development Process

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