CoCoME Literature Review

To understand how well existing studies on software evolution support research collaboration we conducted a literature review. We performed two selection iterations on the initial amount of 272 search hits, c.f., figure below. Each iteration was guided by defined inclusion and exclusion criteria. After the first iteration 105 papers were selected for further analysis. Within the second iteration 53 papers were identified.

The identified papers of the literature review are listed in the following.

All :: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, ... , 2014
Erik Arisholm, DagI.K. Sjøberg and Magne Jørgensen
Assessing the Changeability of two Object-Oriented Design Alternatives--a Controlled Experiment
Empirical Software Engineering, 6(3):231-277
ISSN: 1382-3256

Implementation Details for all CoCoME Variants

Fig 1: Lines of Code over Time
Fig 2: Changed Lines of Code over Time
Fig 3: Number of Java Classes over Time
Fig 4: Number of Java Methods over Time