Towards a Design Measurement Context for Software Coupling and Cohesion Requirements

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Topic: Software
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The concept of cohesion is frequently linked with coupling. Even if they could be interpreted as separate concepts, one often needs to measure coupling in order to evaluate cohesion. Cohesion and coupling are often mentioned together; this can be explained as they represent or share similar concepts. This paper shows that a key element for both cohesion and coupling is the number of interactions between components. This paper proposes a new measurement method that accommodates different views of the most important design concepts of cohesion and coupling and setup typical scenarios to illustrate how to use the method concepts with practical software artifacts.

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