Empirical Studies for Web Effort Estimation

Empirical Studies for Web Effort Estimation

Sergio Di Martino (Università di Salerno, Italy), Filomena Ferrucci (Università di Salerno, Italy) and Carmine Gravino (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch135
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Web technologies are being even more adopted for the development of public and private applications, due to the many intrinsic advantages. Due to this diffusion, estimating the effort required to develop Web applications represents an emerging issue in the field of Web engineering since it can deeply affect the competitiveness of a software company. To this aim, in the last years, several estimation techniques have been proposed. Moreover, many empirical studies have been carried out so far to assess their effectiveness in predicting Web application development effort. In the chapter, we report on and discuss the results of the most significant empirical studies undertaken in this field.

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