Experiences integrating and scaling a performance test bed generator with an open source CASE tool

Yuhong Cai, John Grundy, John Hosking

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2004
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAutomated Software Engineering Conference 2004 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 20 Sep 200424 Sep 2004
Conference number: 19th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.5555/1025115 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - 19th International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2004


ConferenceAutomated Software Engineering Conference 2004
Abbreviated titleASE 2004
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  • Architecture analysis
  • Experience report
  • Software performance testing
  • Software tool extension

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