The Hersteller initiative Software (HIS) Source Code Metrics – or just HIS Metrics (HIS Metriken) for short – were devised by five working groups from the German automotive manufacturer’s (including Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Porsche and Volkswagen) with the goal to produce an agreed set of standards for various software development tasks within their industry. HIS Metric reports and compliance have subsequently become a valuable and integral part of automotive software development worldwide.
“Software Metrics are the basis for efficient project and quality management. With software Metrics statements can be made about the quality of the software product and the software development process.” – HIS-SC-Metriken.1.3.1_e.doc
HIS Metrics Report tool
Developed by Emenda, the Klocwork HIS Metrics Report tool generates a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet displaying the various HIS Metric values and highlighting any violations, for any Klocwork project.
The HIS Source Code Metrics 1.3.1 document can be found here – HIS Metriken Ruleset 1.3.1
To use this reporting tool, Klocwork v10 or later is required.