"People who design and develop software like to call themselves software 'engineers'. Yet few organizations have really institutionalized measurement of their products and processes, surely the most basic requirement of any engineering discipline. A partial excuse is that the field of software metrics struggles to keep up with the fast-evolving field of software development. This book is bang up-to-date in both fields and packed with practical advice. For every software 'engineer'." - Charles R. Symons, SMS Ltd., London, UK
"Looking on the book contents, size, additional expert authors, etc. I think it will become 'the' excellent source for software metrics in the next years; my congrat's!" - Marek Leszak, Alcatel-Lucent, Nuremberg, Germany
"Congratulations for this great work - you did major improvements to the book which we used in our teaching in software measurement at our university." - Alain Abran, École de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Canada
"Your book on software measurement is one of the clearest, most concise, and most well written books on this subject. It is an invaluable contribution to the industry and it has been of great help to us in formulating IT Strategy." - Michael Milutis, Director CAI, Allentown, PA, USA
"A great quality of the book is its focus on practical matters."
"... an excellent resource for practitioners..."
from the ACM Reviews by Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
Christof Ebert is managing director and partner at Vector Consulting Services, has authored several books in software engineering and serves on editorial boards of several scientific journals and as a frequent keynote speaker at conferences.
Reiner Dumke is professor of software engineering at the university of Magdeburg, Germany, and speaker of the German informatics society (GI) expert group on metrics.