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A Systematic Literature Review for Software Portability Measurement: Preliminary Results

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Software developers agree that software portability is a desirable attribute for their software quality. Software portability is mostly acquired by ad-hoc techniques when trying to port existing products. There is a lack of unified measuring approach of software portability in most computing platforms. This paper presents preliminary results of a systematic literature review, conducted to collect evidence on measuring software portability. The evidence was gathered from selected studies and based on a set of meaningful and focused questions. 49 studies of these were selected for data extraction performed against the research questions. We provide an overview of used\proposed measurement metrics of software portability. Our results suggested that there are scattered efforts to understand measurement of software portability, and no census has been achieved.