Correlation Between Coding Standards Compliance and Software Quality
Software Quality has different meaning to different people. The ISO 9126 standard was developed to introduce clarity and establish a framework for quality to be measured. This paper aims to explore how Internal Quality characteristics of a software system (source code) can be measured effectively. Instead of relying on traditional software metrics, which are shown to be a poor predictor of underlying software quality, we advocate measuring compliance to a coding standard. We show qualitative and quantitative evidence of how adoption of a coding standard helps organizations in improving the quality of their C/C++
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