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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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.
|Research Areas:||School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering|
|Citations on ISI Web of Science:||10|
|Deposited On:||21 Oct 2008 15:02|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2013 11:40|
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