Proceedings. International Conference on Software Maintenance (Cat. No. 98CB36272) (1998)
Mar. 16, 1998 to Mar. 19, 1998
The empirical study described in this paper focuses on the effectiveness of maintenance processes in an environment in which a repository of potential sources of reuse exists, e.g. a context in which applications are built using an object-oriented framework. Such a repository might contain current and previous releases of the system under maintenance, as well as other applications that are built on a similar structure or contain similar functionality. This paper presents an observational study of 15 student projects in a framework-based environment. We used a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance processes.
V. Basili, F. Shull and F. Lanubile, "Investigating Maintenance Processes in a Framework-Based Environment," Proceedings. International Conference on Software Maintenance (Cat. No. 98CB36272)(ICSM), Bethesda, Maryland, 1998, pp. 256.