Theoretical Validation of Inheritance Metrics for Object-Oriented Design against Briand’s Property

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Kumar Rajnish 1,*

1. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi-835215, Jharkhand, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 15 Mar. 2014 / Revised: 19 Apr. 2014 / Accepted: 10 May 2014 / Published: 8 Jun. 2014

Index Terms

Object-Oriented, Inheritance Metrics, Briand Properties, Complexity, Classes


Many inheritance metrics can be found in the literature, but most of those are validated theoretically by using Weyuker's property. Theoretical validation of inheritance metrics using Briand's property is rare in the literature. This paper considers the metrics proposed by Rajnish and Sandip and presents a theoretical validation of the inheritance metrics using the Briand's size and length properties of an inheritance hierarchy. This paper also gives the projection and viewpoint of the inheritance metrics.

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Kumar Rajnish, "Theoretical Validation of Inheritance Metrics for Object-Oriented Design against Briand's Property", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), vol.6, no.3, pp.28-33, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2014.03.05


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