Patent Number: 8,881,103

Title: Comparing component weights between builds

Abstract: A computer system, program, or method may provide for quantifying changes in an individual component among a plurality of components in a software development environment where the components are incorporated in a build. This may include calculating a baseline weight of the individual component prior to a change; effecting, in the software development environment, the change to the individual component; calculating a modified weight of the individual component after the change; determining a threshold for a difference between the baseline weight and the modified weight of the individual component; calculating the difference between the baseline weight and the modified weight of the individual component; and providing on the software development computer a notification if the difference exceeds the threshold. The weights of the individual component may use data such as a count of other components required by the individual component, an install size, a runtime memory usage, a depth of a dependency tree, a component license type, a component category for memory location, a component code type, and/or other types of data.

Inventors: Bak; Nathan V (Portland, OR), Munson; Eric B (Hillsboro, OR), Pai; Ramachandra N (Beaverton, OR), Pepper; Timothy C (Tigard, OR)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00