Issue No.08 - August (1994 vol.27)
Capers Jones , Software Productivity Research
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.1994.10088
Most of us in software have grown accustomed to ads by software tool vendors that include catch phrases such as "full life-cycle support," "industrial strength," or "enterprise-wide." Until recently, we were constrained to be the passive recipients of information which, if not untrue, was certainly exaggerated. Starting in 1991, a new way of evaluating software development tools began to emerge. It uses an interesting software metric called "function points" to evaluate vendor claims about the completeness of software tool suites.
function points, software tool capacity, software tool evaluation, A.J. Albrecht
Capers Jones, "Function Points", Computer, vol.27, no. 8, pp. 66-67, August 1994, doi:10.1109/MC.1994.10088