International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technologies
Coupling in software has been linked with maintainability and existing metrics are used as predictors of external software quality attributes such as fault-proneness, impact analysis, ripple effects of changes, changeability, etc. Many coupling measures for Object-Oriented (OO) software have been proposed, each of them capturing specific dimensions of coupling. In this paper, the authors describe and evaluate some recently innovated coupling metrics for Object-Oriented (OO) design. They present an investigation into the run-time behavior of objects in Java programs, using specially adapted coupling metrics.