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Software Metrics, IEEE International Symposium on (2004)
Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 11, 2004 to Sept. 17, 2004
ISSN: 1530-1435
ISBN: 0-7695-2129-0
pp: 358-369
Geert Poels , Ghent University, Belgium
Silvia Abrah? , Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Oscar Pastor , Valencia University of Technology, Spain
ABSTRACT
This paper describes a laboratory experiment which evaluates OO-Method Function Points for the Web. OOmFPWeb measures the functional size of Web applications using conceptual models that are developed with Object-Oriented Web Solutions (OOWS), an automated software production method for Web applications. OOmFPWeb is evaluated on a range of performance-based and perception-based variables, including efficiency, reproducibility, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness and intention to use. The results show that OOmFPWeb is efficient when compared to current industry practices. Furthermore, the method produces consistent functional size assessments and is perceived to be easy to use and useful by its users.
INDEX TERMS
Functional Size Measurement, Web Applications, Conceptual Modeling, Validation, Method Evaluation, Empirical Software Engineering
CITATION
Geert Poels, Silvia Abrah?, Oscar Pastor, "Evaluating a Functional Size Measurement Method for Web Applications: An Empirical Analysis", Software Metrics, IEEE International Symposium on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 358-369, 2004, doi:10.1109/METRIC.2004.1357921
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