International Journal of Computer Applications
Code Clone is a pathological form of software reuse because of its effects on the maintenance of large software systems. Probably the existing web applications use a mixture of Designing page and scripting language code as the front-end to business services. Analogously to traditional applications, redundant code is introduced by copy-and-paste practices called 'Code clones'. This paper proposes the detection of all types of clones by identifying cloned functions within scripting code of web applications using Hybrid approach with the combination of textual and metric analysis. Various metrics had been formulated and their values were utilized during the detection process.