International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : RAGHURAJ SINGH, VIBHASH YADAV
Software Metrics have been traditionally used as primary source for determining the Software Product Quality. In this paper, we propose an approach for determining the design quality of an Object Oriented Software using software metrics. To validate the proposed methodology, we have chosen three Open Source software projects of good, average and bad design quality which is known priori. For each of these projects, we extracted a set of chosen software metrics that play a definite role in software design quality. After applying various required normalizations on these metric values, we determined the design quality for the above stated three projects. We found that software design quality determined in this way was in confirmation with the priori known end product quality. The outcomes of the experimental study provide a strong base for the effectiveness of our proposed approach for metric based design quality measurement of object-oriented software.