Software Engineering, International Conference on (2012)
June 2, 2012 to June 9, 2012
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Alexander Chatzigeorgiou , Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
George Melas , Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
The rise of social networks and the accompanying interest to study their evolution has stimulated a number of research efforts to analyze their growth patterns by means of network analysis. The inherent graph-like structure of object-oriented systems calls for the application of the corresponding methods and tools to analyze software evolution. In this paper we investigate network properties of two open-source systems and observe interesting phenomena regarding their growth. Relating the observed evolutionary trends to principles and laws of software design enables a highlevel assessment of tendencies in the underlying design quality.
Communities, Object oriented modeling, Software systems, Social network services, Vegetation, Maintenance engineering
A. Chatzigeorgiou and G. Melas, "Trends in object-oriented software evolution: Investigating network properties," 2012 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012)(ICSE), Zurich, 2012, pp. 1309-1312.