The effects of UML modeling on the quality of software

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The effects of UML modeling on the quality of software

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The effects of UML modeling on the quality of software
Author: Nugroho, Ariadi
Publisher: Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2010-10-21
Keywords: UML
Case Study
Abstract: As the de facto industry standard for software modeling, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is used widely across various IT domains. UML’s wide acceptance is partly because the language offers flexibility and freedom in modeling software systems: 1) UML provides an extensive set of modeling notations that can be used to model various concepts; 2) UML can be used both in a casual and formal manners. In the context of model-driven software development, the degree of freedom in which UML is used raises an important issue related to model quality. Different styles and rigors in using UML affect the quality of the resulting models. It is then logical to think that the level of quality of the UML model may affect the quality of the resulting software. This thesis reports on a series of empirical studies performed to address a pivotal question concerning the benefits of UML modeling in software development, particularly from a quality perspective. The results of these empirical studies show that the use of UML provides benefits in terms of increased quality and productivity in software development. The availability of UML models also allows early prediction of defects in software systems. Such prediction is potentially useful for identifying and fixing defects early during software development, and for prioritizing testing.
Description: Promotor: J.N. Kok, Co-promotor: M.R.V. Chaudron
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Nugroho, A., 2010, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: IPA Dissertation Series
ISBN: 9789090256771
Sponsor: STW

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