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Explanation of two of Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution

I have a hard time understanding #3 and #8 of Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution. The laws are: (1974) "Self Regulation" — E-type system evolution processes are self-regulating with the ...
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Are there any well-known quantitative approaches to evaluate a particular design whether it satisfies or violates the SOLID design principles? [duplicate]

I designed an application framework by considering the SOLID design principles and supported by design patterns. However, I wonder if there are any automated tools or well-known approaches to evaluate ...
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Evaluating the complete revision of other's software

I'm having some difficulty to evaluate the revision of a software: the software was paid by customer years ago, never used, and now the customer have noticed that it doesn't work as expected. Now ...
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How do I evaluate an IDE? [closed]

I don't want to know which IDE is best, because that's subjective. I'd like to know how to evaluate an IDE. I'm primarily a vim user, and realistically happy there, but occasionally look at languages ...
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Is looking at random code snippets useful to quickly determine the quality of a project?

To get an idea of the quality of a project that I've never seen before (usually open source projects that I'm considering whether or not to use), I often start by opening random files and eyeballing ...
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Would Using a PHP Framework Be Beneficial in My Context?

I've just started work at a small start-up company who mainly uses PHP to develop their front-end apps. I had no prior PHP experience before joining, and this has led to my apps becoming large pieces ...
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Function points measure for a business applications framework. Is that possible?

So, my boss wants to have a complexity measure for a framework developed internally in our company. Is that possible? As far as I know, functions points do not apply to software that doesn't have ...
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How to manage and improve a web application with 50 customers?

We've developed a Web Application using ASP.NET and Sql Server. We've started selling it and of course are still continue improving and developing it. How do we go about updating each client's ...
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Evolution of an Application: how to manage and improve core engine?

The web application I work on has been live for a year now, but it's time for it to evolve and one of the ways in which it is evolving is into a multi-brand application - in this case several ...
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Offline demo of website - tools to handle “saved” external links [closed]

I am designing a test (demo to users) of a web site from my local machine without Internet access. The site will be hosted locally, but I would also like users to be able to follow links to certain ...
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Is it possible to rate how predictable a program's behavior will be?

If so how, and what value would this rating have in understanding the code? For example, I would guess that programs using genetic or neutral algorithms would be less predictable than one calculating ...