Evolution in software systems: foundations of the SPE classification scheme.

Lehman, Meir M. and Wernick, Paul and Harrison, Rachel and Cook, Stephen (2006) Evolution in software systems: foundations of the SPE classification scheme. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution Research and Practice., 18 (1). pp. 1-35. ISSN 1532-0618

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Abstract

This paper re-examines the SPE taxonomy of evolving software systems, first proposed in 1980 (Lehman). It builds on the concept that software evolution is related to generic theories of evolution. A refinement of SPE is proposed that has provided a more productive basis for developing testable hypotheses and models about possible differences in the evolution of software systems than was provided by the original scheme.

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Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Citations on ISI Web of Science:10
ID Code:110
Deposited On:21 Oct 2008 15:02
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