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Chapter
7
Summary of Problems in Software Measurement
This final chapter of Applied Software Measurement summarizes and condenses all of the measurement and metrics problems observed in the software industry over the past 40 years of study.
Until software size, quality, and productivity can be measured with precision the phrase “software engineering” is a misnomer. There can be no serious engineering without accurate measurements. At the present time, effective software measurements are not used widely enough to support the word “engineering” for software occupations.
Many common software metrics such as lines of source code, cost per defect, ...

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