Posts Tagged ‘Software Metrics’

  • Measure value out of static analysis

    on Aug 3, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with 1 Comment

    I’ve talked about different metrics that are used to measure quality and the metrics that developers would use in practice.  But what about the tools themselves?  How are you measuring the value you are getting out of these tools? In terms of static analysis, one obvious measurement is simply the bug fixes you have made.  Most organizations have a number they use to define the cost savings for each bug.  Using some research data from IBM puts the cost of fixing a bug before a release at 40-50 times cheaper.   Fixing a bug after

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  • Code metrics

    on Feb 23, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    Just came across this post about the 5 code metrics you need to watch.  I thought it was worth mentioning as I just blogged about this below (including something similar a while back).  These are interesting metrics and more high level, but certainly important.  I like labeling duplicated code as something important.  I think we often forget how much we reuse code and have the same mistakes in many places

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  • Software metrics for the developer

    on Feb 23, 10 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    In a previous post, I talked about different types of metrics and how they can apply.  These were mostly focused on a system level and provided insight into system complexity from  release to release or build after build.  Now, let’s take a look at some other metrics and how they can be used effectively with the developers. There are literally hundreds of metrics you can measure, so what is really important?  That’s a tough question because it depends on your organization.  Perhaps you have some coding standards in place or simply want to measure some

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  • Agile 2009…Day 3

    on Aug 26, 09 • by Alen Zukich • with No Comments

    Busy day 3 with a number of sessions.  We attended: Strategies for Replacing Systems in Agile Projects, How to Evolve a Product Backlog, Agile Metrics and Four Core Concepts for Fast User Feedback. In the discussion for Replacing Systems I certainly got surprised by one of the strategies.  The first release of the replaced system should be inferior to the existing system.  At first I thought Niklas was crazy but this started to make sense when he describes that there are infinite ways to compensate users and make it balance out. The next session

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