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On the Contributions of an End-to-End AOSD Testbed

Phil Greenwood, Alessandro Garcia, Awais Rashid, Eduardo Figueiredo, Claudio Sant'Anna, Nelio Cacho, Americo Sampaio, Sergio Soares, Paulo Borba, Marcos Dosea, Ricardo Ramos, Uira Kulesza (+14 others)
2007 Early Aspects at ICSE: Workshops in Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering and Architecture Design (EARLYASPECTS'07)  
Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) techniques are gaining increased attention from both academic and industrial organisations. In order to promote a smooth adoption of such techniques it is of paramount importance to perform empirical analysis of AOSD to gather a better understanding of its benefits and limitations. In addition, the effects of aspect-oriented (AO) mechanisms on the entire development process need to be better assessed rather than just analysing each development phase
more » ... development phase in isolation. As such, this paper outlines our initial effort on the design of a testbed that will provide end-to-end systematic comparison of AOSD techniques with other mainstream modularisation techniques. This will allow the proponents of AO and non-AO techniques to compare their approaches in a consistent manner. The testbed is currently composed of: (i) a benchmark application, (ii) an initial set of metrics suite to assess certain internal and external software attributes, and (iii) a "repository" of artifacts derived from AOSD approaches that are assessed based on the application of (i) and (ii). This paper mainly documents a selection of techniques that will be initially applied to the benchmark. We also discuss the expected initial outcomes such a testbed will feed back to the compared techniques. The applications of these techniques are contributions from different research groups working on AOSD.
doi:10.1109/earlyaspects.2007.8 fatcat:42dsaw4vdbcchorbulmxl6ixtq