Heuristics plays an important role in software development and are widely used to provide a link between design principles and software measurement. They offer insightful

information based upon experience that is known to work in practice. Heuristics are not meant to be exact; in fact, they derive their benefits from this imprecision by providing an informal guide

to good and bad practices. They provide a means by which knowledge and experience can be delivered from the expert to the novice. The paper is set out to bring techniques for building maintainable

object oriented software closer to the developer in the form of design heuristics. Heuristics document common design problems that developers encounter during software development. Some heuristics

in software engineering can be expressed in high-level abstract terms while others are more specific. The heuristic catalogue provides a comprehensive reference point for both novice and expert developers to apply well-documented techniques for building maintainable software.

How to Cite
KUMAR, Rakesh; GUPTA, Deepali. Metrics and Heuristics in Software Engineering. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], dec. 2010. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/664>. Date accessed: 05 july 2020.