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Benefits to the target user
Notes on software maintainance
Software testing and debugging is
one of the most
difficult and expensive
parts of the software development process. Moreover, the difficulty of
these tasks is in direct correlation with the size of
the software code (and it can easily be suggested that the difficulty
increases with a higher than proportional rate). The same is true for
program understanding, and although not all software
maintainance problems require complete program understanding, each one
of them requires at least a limited knowledge of how the code
works. It is therefore obvious that any effort for diminishing the
complexity of the code is worth investigating into.
The goal of our research is the development of a method and a tool
that will help software engineers in the following tasks:
Elaborate more here !!!
Program testing and debugging.
Software maintainance is an expensive, demanding and ongoing process.
Lientz and Swanson have reported that large
organizations have devoted 50% of their total programming effort to
maintaining existing systems. Boehm estimated that
one US Air Force system cost $30 per instruction to develop and
$4,000 per instruction to maintain over its lifetime.
These figures are perhaps exceptional; but on the average they seem to
be between two and four times higher than the development costs for
large embedded systems. Our aim is to reduce maintenance costs by
increasing the maintainer's productivity.
Do we have any bibliography on that? Maybe we could add it here !!!
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