Validating object-oriented design metrics on a commercial Java application

D. Glasberg, Khaled El-Emam, W. Memo & N. Madhavji
Many of the object-oriented metrics that have been developed by the research community are believed to measure some aspect of complexity. As such, they can serve as leading indicators of problematic classes, for example, those classes that are most fault-prone. If faulty classes can be detected early in the development project' s life cycle, mitigating actions can be taken, such as focused inspections. Prediction models using design metrics can be used to identify faulty classes...
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