Proceedings. 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2004. (2004)
Sept. 20, 2004 to Sept. 24, 2004
Yuhong Cai , University of Auckland, New Zealand
John Grundy , University of Auckland, New Zealand
John Hosking , University of Auckland, New Zealand
We report on our experiences developing a performance test-bed generator for industrial usage by extending an open-source UML CASE tool. This tool generates client and server code, database configuration and deployment scripts from a high-level software architecture description. It automates the code generation, compilation, deployment and performance metric result collection processes. We identify a range of problems that arose from our previous research on performance test-bed generation that needed to be addressed to scale this automated software engineering technique. We describe a range of approaches we used to solve these problems in our new tool. We then report on industrial deployment and evaluation of our new tool and discuss the effectiveness of these solutions.
experience report, architecture analysis, software performance testing, software tool extension
J. Grundy, Y. Cai and J. Hosking, "Experiences Integrating and Scaling a Performance Test Bed Generator with an Open Source CASE Tool," Proceedings. 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2004.(ASE), Linz, Austria, 2004, pp. 36-45.