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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
ISI Impact: 10
Item ID: 110
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 15:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 18:42
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/110

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