An Overview and Comparison of Technical Debt Measurement Tools
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

There are numerous commercial tools and research prototypes that offer support for measuring
technical debt. However, different tools adopt different terms, metrics, and ways to identify and
measure technical debt. These tools offer diverse features, and their popularity / community
support varies significantly. Therefore, (a) practitioners face difficulties when trying to select a tool
matching their needs; and (b) the concept of technical debt and its role in software development
is blurred. We attempt to clarify the situation by comparing the features and popularity of technical
debt measurement tools, and analyzing the existing empirical evidence on their validity. Our
findings can help practitioners to find the most suitable tool for their purposes, and researchers
by highlighting the current tool shortcomings.

Tools

Technical Debt

Software Quality

Source Code Analysis

Författare

Terese Besker

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering, Software Engineering for Testing, Requirements, Innovation and Psychology

Antonio Martini

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering, Software Engineering for Cyber Physical Systems

IEEE Software

0740-7459 (ISSN)

Vol. January 2021

Ämneskategorier

Programvaruteknik

Systemvetenskap

Datavetenskap (datalogi)

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2020-09-20