International Journal of Computer Applications
"In this paper, the authors introduce a procedure that has been developed for evaluating an object-oriented design of a system that involves many classes. This approach involves two new metrics called Total Class Metric (TCM) and Total System Metric (TSM) that assess the design of a class and system as a whole respectively during object-oriented development process. In the increasing use of object-orientation in software development, there is a growing need to measure efficiency and effectiveness of the design process. In response to this need, a number of researchers have developed various metrics for object-oriented systems."