Integration Testing in AOSE Methodologies

Manikkanan, Vagheesan, Venkataramana
As agents gain acceptance as a technology there is a growing need for practical methods for developing agent applications. Agent Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) methodologies were proposed to develop complex distributed system based upon the agent paradigm. AOSE has several methodologies that focus only on Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases such as analysis phase and design phase. Very few methodologies include implementation phase also. Although agent technology is gaining
more » ... ogy is gaining world wide popularity, a hindrance to its uptake is the lack of proper testing mechanisms for agent based systems. The main objective of our paper is to incorporate testing phase in existing AOSE methodology named Prometheus. Recent survey claims that unit testing framework is been developed for Prometheus methodologies and our work extends by developing integrated testing framework.