Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 200-206
Authors: Mohammed Shatnawi, Ismaeil Hmeidi, Anas Shatnawi
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2013)
- Malaysia


Software quality is considered as one of the most important challenges in software engineering. It has many dimensions which differ from users’ point of view that depend on their requirements. Therefore, those dimensions lead to difficulty in measuring and defining the software quality properly. Software quality measurement is the main core of the software quality. Thus, it is necessary to study and develop the software measurements to meet the better quality. The use of libraries increases software quality more than that of using generic programming because these libraries are prepared and tested in advance. In addition, these libraries reduce the effort that is spent in designing, testing, and maintenance processes. In this research, we presented a new model to calculate the saved effort that results from using libraries instead of generic programming in the coding, testing, and productivity processes. The proposed model consists of three metrics that are Library Investment Ratio, Library Investment Level, and Program Simplicity. An empirical analyzes has been applied into ten projects to compare the results of the model with Reuse Percent. The results show that the model has better indication of the improvement of software quality and productivity rather than Reuse Percent.