- By Bill Lydon
- January 26, 2023
Integrating existing metrics for code quality into software engineering workflows has benefits. Takes the survey to contribute your thoughts on the subject.
PLCopen, the leading vendor and product-independent worldwide association for topics related to industrial control programming, is seeking help from PLC industrial controller software users. PLCopen’s Software Metrics working group wants to develop guidelines to help users optimally integrate existing metrics for code quality into the software engineering workflow to achieve the greatest possible benefit with little effort. A few minutes of your time to take a survey is all it takes to contribute.
Your answers will be completely anonymous, and you have the option to receive a summary of the results. Software plays an ever-increasing role in industrial automation. This results in software cost increases, even to the point where software becomes the most expensive part of a total automation system. To control these costs, industrial engineers, PLC programmers, and system integrators need to become more efficient during the application development, while increasing software quality and decreasing maintenance and update costs.
Controlling software cost is essential to ensuring the quality of the software itself—quality in the sense of correctness, reliability, usability, integrity, and efficiency, as well as maintainability, flexibility, testability, portability, reusability and interoperability. A major part of any software-quality effort should be the concepts of the ISO/IEC 25010:2011 Systems and Software Engineering standard.
PLCopen is an independent not for profit worldwide organization committed to improving the value of industrial automation based on the needs of users founded in 1992 and has its headquarters in The Netherlands with supporting offices in the USA, Japan and China. More details on the PLCopen Software Metrics working group are available here.Take the Survey
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