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Importance of Inheritance and Interface in OOP Paradigm Measure through Coupling Metrics

Gopal Goyal, Sachin Patel Published in Software Engineering

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2012
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  1. Gopal Goyal and Sachin Patel. Article: Importance of Inheritance and Interface in OOP Paradigm Measure through Coupling Metrics. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(9):14-20, December 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Gopal Goyal and Sachin Patel",
    	title = "Article: Importance of Inheritance and Interface in OOP Paradigm Measure through Coupling Metrics",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 9,
    	pages = "14-20",
    	month = "December",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


A large numbers of metrics have been proposed for measuring properties of object-oriented software such as size, inheritance, cohesion and coupling. The coupling metrics presented in this paper exploring the difference between inheritance and interface programming. This paper presents a measurement to measure coupling between object (CBO), number of associations between classes (NASSocC), number of dependencies in metric (NDepIN) , number of dependencies out metric (NDepOut) , Number of children (NOC) and Depth of Inheritance Tree (DIT) in object oriented programming. A measurement is done for C# inheritance and interface programs. The metric values of class inheritance and interface prove which program is good to use and beneficial for C# developers.


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OOP, OOA, CBO, Inheritance, Interface, Coupling