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ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Volume 17 Issue 3, June 2008

Editorial
David Notkin
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/1363102.1363103

An empirical investigation of software reuse benefits in a large telecom product
Parastoo Mohagheghi, Reidar Conradi
Article No.: 13
DOI: 10.1145/1363102.1363104

Background. This article describes a case study on the benefits of software reuse in a large telecom product. The reused components were developed in-house and shared in a product-family approach. Methods. Quantitative data mined...

Developing and debugging algebraic specifications for Java classes
Johannes Henkel, Christoph Reichenbach, Amer Diwan
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/1363102.1363105

Modern programs make extensive use of reusable software libraries. For example, a study of a number of large Java applications shows that between 17% and 30% of the classes in those applications use container classes defined in the...

Functional size measurement revisited
Cigdem Gencel, Onur Demirors
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/1363102.1363106

There are various approaches to software size measurement. Among these, the metrics and methods based on measuring the functionality attribute have become widely used since the original method was introduced in 1979. Although functional size...

An upper bound on software testing effectiveness
Tsong Yueh Chen, Robert Merkel
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/1363102.1363107

Failure patterns describe typical ways in which inputs revealing program failure are distributed across the input domain—in many cases, clustered together in contiguous regions. Based on these observations several debug testing methods have...