In this comprehensive introduction to software measurement, Ebert and Dumke detail knowledge and experiences about the subject in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. The book describes software measurement in theory and practice as well as provides guidance to all relevant measurement tools and online references. In addition, it presents hands-on experience from industry leaders and provides many examples and case studies from Global 100 companies. Besides the many practical hints and checklists, readers will also appreciate the large reference list, which includes links to metrics communities where project experiences are shared.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 561
Weight: 872 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
"People who design and develop software like to call themselves software 'engineers'. Yet few organizations have really institutionalized measurement of their products and processes, surely the most basic requirement of any engineering discipline. A partial excuse is that the field of software metrics struggles to keep up with the fast-evolving field of software development. This book is bang up-to-date in both fields and packed with practical advice. For every software 'engineer'." - Charles R. Symons, SMS Ltd., London, UK
"Looking on the book contents, size, additional expert authors, etc. I think it will become 'the' excellent source for software metrics in the next years; my congrat's!" - Marek Leszak, Alcatel-Lucent, Nuremberg, Germany
"Congratulations for this great work - you did major improvements to the book which we used in our teaching in software measurement at our university." - Alain Abran, Ecole de technologie superieure, Montreal, Canada
"Your book on software measurement is one of the clearest, most concise, and most well written books on this subject. It is an invaluable contribution to the industry and it has been of great help to us in formulating IT Strategy." - Michael Milutis, Director CAI, Allentown, PA, USA
"A great quality of the book is its focus on practical matters."
"... an excellent resource for practitioners..."
from the ACM Reviews by Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro