Element

Title

Maintainability

Package Name

Software qualities

Description

The ability to identify and fix a fault within a software component is what the maintainability characteristic addresses. In other software quality models this characteristic is referenced as supportability. Maintainability is impacted by code readability or complexity as well as modularization. Anything that helps with identifying the cause of a fault and then fixing the fault is the concern of maintainability. Also the ability to verify (or test) a system, i.e. testability, is one of the subcharacteristics of maintainability.



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