Date Added: Jun 2009
The research in the area of software engineering has progressed a lot during the last decade. The whole stress of development has shifted from the procedure oriented to object-oriented environment. Most of the software development nowadays is done in Java, .Net, C++ due to obvious advantages of these languages. This paradigm shift has triggered the researchers to propose new metrics for the object-oriented software. Recent trend in the object-oriented metrics has been to propose a set of metrics in form of metrics suites, which provide a framework to software managers and programmers to control the software characteristics, especially complexity, which is the most important characteristics of the software and affects almost all internal and external attributes of software quality.