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Software Metric

What does Software Metric mean?

Software metrics are measures of the success of a software process. In theory, metrics can help to improve the development process and provide companies with information that makes future projects more predictable, efficient, etc.

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Techopedia explains Software Metric

Measuring what is "good" when it comes to software is very difficult. Ideally, a metric is quantitative, but so much is subjective, that it is difficult to be completely this way. For example, you could measure a programmer's efficiency by the number of lines of code he/she produces in a day. Looking at sheer volume completely ignores quality of work. More code isn't better. Often, more code is in fact a negative if the problem can be solved more elegantly.

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