Software Health Management System

We identify and quantify architectural and design issues that burden your project with ever-increasing maintenance costs

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  • Monitor Your System

    • Measure your system using state-of-the-art architecture metrics suite: Decoupling Level (DL) and Propagation Cost (PC)

    • Monitor the degradation, variation, and evolution of software projects

    • Compare and contrast with an industrial benchmark

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  • Pinpoint Hotspots

    • Detect design flaws responsible for ever-increasing maintenance costs

    • Visualize which files are involved in which flaws,  and why

    • Diagnose flaws to improve your architecture

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  • Quantify Design Debt

    • Calculate the maintenance costs incurred by each design flaw

    • Estimate the penalty caused by design debts

    • Estimate Return-on-Investment (ROI) of refactoring

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Products and Services

  • Automated Analysis

    The DV8 tool suite contains software metrics, hotspot detection, debt calculation, and software visualization components We can analyze your project and deliver a quality report.

    You are welcome to download a trial version here.

  • Architect/Design Training

    The objective of our courses is to evolve programmers into designers, and eventually to architects. 

    Our courses are based on state-of-the-art research, validated in practice. We use open source projects and the DV8 tool suite for hands-on exercises.

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  • Project Specific Coaching

    We provide consulting services for specific architecture problems, such as in-depth cost and benefit analysis, refactoring strategies, and architecture design.

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Free Download

  • DV8 Viewer

    Visualize any type of dependency relations, such as code dependency or component dependency using design structure matrices.  Free for ever.

    Click here to download DV8 Viewer.

  • DV8 Education

    Visualize and Analyze the design and architecture of student software or small scale software. Limited to 2000 files per project. 3-year free license.

    Click here to download DV8 Education.

  • DV8 Standard Trial

    Visualize and Analyze the design and architecture of industrial software or open source software. Try it for free for 14 days! 

    Click here to download DV8 Standard Trial.


Click here to purchase DV8 Standard for Single User, 1-year License

To purchase DV8 Enterprise license with multiple users, multiple years, please contact:

DV8 Standard

Contact Us

300 Delaware Ave

Suite 210 PMB #268

Wilmington, DE 19801