Common findings and lessons learned from software architecture and design analysis
|Title||Common findings and lessons learned from software architecture and design analysis|
|Booktitle||Proc. 11th IEEE Int. Software Metrics Symposium (METRICS2000)|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
The foundation for any software system is its architecture. It defines the components and the relevant relations among them. Software architecture and design analysis makes the quality of the architecture and design visible and palpable. This paper describes an approach we distilled from software architecture and design analysis in several industrial projects. It summarizes our experience and the lessons learned from analyzing software systems up to two million lines of code. The approach applies static analysis techniques and relies on metrics to identify problem areas.