Common findings and lessons learned from software architecture and design analysis

Authors Klaus Wolfmaier
Rudolf Ramler
Title Common findings and lessons learned from software architecture and design analysis
Booktitle Proc. 11th IEEE Int. Software Metrics Symposium (METRICS2000)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Address Como, Italy
ISBN 0-7695-2371-4
Month September
Year 2005
SCCH ID# 521
Abstract

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.