An Empirical Validation of Software Quality Metric Suites on Open Source Software for Fault-Proneness Prediction in Object Oriented Systems
Object-oriented design has emerged as a dominant method in software industry and many new metrics have been proposed for quality prediction of object-oriented programs, but the significance of those metrics is not yet confirmed. Software process control can be improved and high software reliability can be achieved if faults are predicted early in the software life cycle. Testing quality related issues of software has become critical with the increasing importance of the quality of software. Many authors have suggested theoretical validation followed by empirical evaluation using proven statistical and experimental techniques for evaluating in the field of usefulness and relevance of any new metrics.