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Software Mileage
September/October 2011 (vol. 28 no. 5)
pp. 24-26
Michiel van Genuchten, Open Digital Dentistry
Les Hatton, Kingston University
Looking back on the first seven Impact columns for IEEE Software, the editors propose a new metric called software mileage, defined as the number of new customers per year per line of code.

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3. M.J.P. van der Meulen and M.A. Revilla, "Correlations between Internal Software Metrics and Software Dependability in a Large Population of Small C/C++ Programs," Proc. 18th IEEE Int'l Symp. Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE 07), IEEE CS Press, 2007, pp. 203–208, doi:10.1109/ISSRE.2007.6.

Index Terms:
software mileage, lines of code, software size, software bloat
Michiel van Genuchten, Les Hatton, "Software Mileage," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 24-26, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.107
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