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A Model for Software Product Quality
February 1995 (vol. 21 no. 2)
pp. 146-162
A model for software product quality is defined. It has been formulated by associating a set of quality-carrying properties with each of the structural forms that are used to define the statements and statement components of a programming language. These quality-carrying properties are in turn linked to the high-level quality attributes of the International Standard for Software Product Evaluation ISO-9126. The model supports building quality into software, definition of language-specific coding standards, systematically classifying quality defects, and the development of automated code auditors for detecting defects in software.

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Index Terms:
Software quality, product evaluation, ISO-9126, code auditing, quality defect classification, quality model, quality attributes, software characteristics, maintainability, quality-carrying properties.
Citation:
R. Geoff Dromey, "A Model for Software Product Quality," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 146-162, Feb. 1995, doi:10.1109/32.345830
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