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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080849
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 8, 2017.
Abstract: Software complexity can be defined as the degree of difficulty in analysis, testing, design and implementation of software. Typically, reducing model complexity has a significant impact on maintenance activities. A lot of metrics have been used to measure the complexity of source code such as Halstead, McCabe Cyclomatic, Lines of Code, and Maintainability Index, etc. This paper proposed a hybrid module which consists of two theories which are Halstead and McCabe, both theories will be used to analyze a code written in Java. The module provides a mechanism to better evaluate the proficiency level of programmers, and also provides a tool which enables the managers to evaluate the programming levels and their enhancements over time. This will be known by discovering the various differences between levels of complexity in the code. If the program complexity level is low, then of the programmer professionalism level is high, on the other hand, if the program complexity level is high, then the programmer professionalism level is almost low. The results of the conducted experiments show that the proposed approach give very high and accurate evaluation for the undertaken systems.
Nouh Alhindawi, Mohammad Subhi Al-Batah, Rami Malkawi and Ahmad Al-Zuraiqi, “Hybrid Technique for Java Code Complexity Analysis” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(8), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080849