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Quantitative Model for the Evaluation of Software Architectures

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors’ abstract.]Selecting a software architecture for any system is a difficult task because existing architecture evaluation methods fail to quantitatively analyze them. A quantitative model for evaluating software architecture is developed that specifies the stakeholders’ quality requirements and computes the relative priorities among the quality attributes and their subcharacteristics. The model provides the rationale for comparing the fitness of competing architectures for the planned system based on quality requirements. A case study demonstrates the method.

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  • Topics: Software Quality, Engineering
  • Keywords: Software configuration management, Decision making, Attributes, Quality characteristics, Case study, Software architectures
  • Author: Zayaraz, G.; Thambidurai, P.
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine