Date Added: Jun 2009
Service-oriented systems have become popular and presented many advantages in develop and maintain process. The coupling is the most important attribute of services when they are integrated into a system. In this paper, the authors propose a suite of metrics to evaluate service's quality according to its ability of coupling. They use the coupling metrics to measure the maintainability, reliability, testability, and reusability of services. The proposed metrics are operated in run-time which brings more exact results.