Evolution in software systems: foundations of the SPE classification scheme.

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Lehman, M., Wernick, P., Harrison, R. and Cook, S. 2006. Evolution in software systems: foundations of the SPE classification scheme. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution Research and Practice.. 18 (1), pp. 1-35. https://doi.org/10.1002/smr.314
TypeArticle
TitleEvolution in software systems: foundations of the SPE classification scheme.
AuthorsLehman, M., Wernick, P., Harrison, R. and Cook, S.
Abstract

This paper re-examines the SPE taxonomy of evolving software systems, first proposed in 1980 (Lehman). It builds on the concept that software evolution is related to generic theories of evolution. A refinement of SPE is proposed that has provided a more productive basis for developing testable hypotheses and models about possible differences in the evolution of software systems than was provided by the original scheme.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
JournalJournal of Software Maintenance and Evolution Research and Practice.
ISSN1532-0618
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited21 Oct 2008
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/smr.314
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