Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Usman Akhlaq; Muhammad Usman Yousaf MSC-2010:15, pp. 59. COM/School of Computing, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Usman Akhlaq, Muhammad Usman Yousaf,
Titel / Title: Impact of Software Comprehension in Software Maintenance and Evolution
Abstrakt Abstract:

The need of change is essential for a software system to reside longer in the market. Change implementation is only done through the maintenance and successful software maintenance gives birth to a
new software release that is a refined form of the previous one. This phenomenon is known as the evolution of the software. To transfer software from lower to upper or better form, maintainers have to get
familiar with the particular aspects of software i.e. source code and documentation. Due to the poor quality of documentation maintainers often have to rely on source code. So, thorough understanding of source code is necessary for effective change implementation.
This study explores the code comprehension problems discussed in the literature and prioritizes them according to their severity level given by maintenance personnel in the industry. Along with prioritizing the
problems, study also presents the maintenance personnel suggested methodologies for improving code comprehension. Consideration of these suggestions in development might help in shortening the maintenance and evolution time.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\General
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Nyckelord / Keywords: Program comprehension, software maintenance, software evolution

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i Datavetenskap/MSC in Computer science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/14/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Jeff Winter
Examinator / Examiner: Guohua Bai
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

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Anmärkningar / Comments:

Usman Akhlaq
Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Muhammad Usman Yousaf
Bhimber, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Files & Access

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