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The State of Practice in Model-Driven Engineering

Posted by Jon Whittle, John Hutchinson, Mark Rouncefield on  Oct 19, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Model Driven Engineering (MDE) practice based on a survey and found that developers use MDE to develop key parts of a system instead of generating whole systems.

What We Do and Don't Know about Software Development Effort Estimation

Posted by Magne Jorgensen on  Aug 29, 2014

In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity. 1

Collaborative Software Development Platforms for Crowdsourcing

Posted by Xin Peng, Muhammad Ali Babar, Christof Ebert on  Aug 17, 2014

In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.

A Large-Scale Empirical Study on Software Reuse in Mobile Apps

Posted by Israel J. Mojica, Bram Adams, Meiyappan Nagappan, Steffen Dienst, Thorsten Berger, Ahmed E. Hassan on  Jul 20, 2014

In this article, authors discuss a case study of several Android mobile apps to analyze software reuse in terms of inheritance and code reuse as well as framework reuse of whole apps.

Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

Posted by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.

Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

Posted by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014

In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years. 1

Measuring Architecture Sustainability

Posted by Heiko Koziolek, Dominik Domis, Thomas Goldschmidt, Philipp Vorst on  Mar 20, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Morphosis, a multi-perspective measuring approach for architecture sustainability that includes compliance checking and tracking of architecture-level code metrics.

Sustainable Architectural Design Decisions

Posted by Uwe Zdun, Rafael Capilla, Huy Tran, Olaf Zimmermann on  Mar 09, 2014

In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability.

Non-functional Requirements in Architectural Decision Making

Posted by David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, Xavier Franch on  Jan 17, 2014

In this article, authors present an empirical study about the software architecture practices for managing non-functional requirements and decision making in software development processes. 2

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