Different indexes have been proposed to evaluate software quality and technical debt. Usually these indexes take into account different code level issues and several metrics, well known software metrics or new ones defined ad hoc for a specific purpose. In this paper we propose and define a new index, more oriented to the evaluation of architectural violations. We describe in detail the index, called Architectural Debt Index, that we integrated in a tool developed for architectural smell detection. The index is based on the detection of architectural smells, their criticality and their history. Currently only dependency architectural smells have been considered, but other architectural debt indicators can be considered and integrated in the index computation.

Roveda, R., Arcelli Fontana, F., Pigazzini, I., Zanoni, M. (2018). Towards an Architectural Debt Index. In 2018 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) (pp.408-416). IEEE [10.1109/SEAA.2018.00073].

Towards an Architectural Debt Index

Roveda, R
;
Arcelli Fontana, F
;
Pigazzini, I
;
Zanoni, M
2018

Abstract

Different indexes have been proposed to evaluate software quality and technical debt. Usually these indexes take into account different code level issues and several metrics, well known software metrics or new ones defined ad hoc for a specific purpose. In this paper we propose and define a new index, more oriented to the evaluation of architectural violations. We describe in detail the index, called Architectural Debt Index, that we integrated in a tool developed for architectural smell detection. The index is based on the detection of architectural smells, their criticality and their history. Currently only dependency architectural smells have been considered, but other architectural debt indicators can be considered and integrated in the index computation.
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Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA)
978-153867382-9
Roveda, R., Arcelli Fontana, F., Pigazzini, I., Zanoni, M. (2018). Towards an Architectural Debt Index. In 2018 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA) (pp.408-416). IEEE [10.1109/SEAA.2018.00073].
Roveda, R; Arcelli Fontana, F; Pigazzini, I; Zanoni, M
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