Code Quality

Authored by: Panos Louridas

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044318

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Abstract

Software quality has been a key issue of software engineering since its inception. It comprises quality characteristics, both external (observable by the users during the system's operation) and internal (observable by the developers by code inspection). It is affected by the way code is written, and it informs a wide range of programmer tools. It is determined by the process adopted for developing software. Above all, it is a matter of an uncompromising stance.

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