A framework for monitorable services implementation

David Cardoso, Augusto Sampaio
2012 2012 Sixth Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse  
Since the very first graphical user interfaces, progress indicators have been widely used to provide feedback regarding the execution of long-running system tasks. In order to make progress feedback possible, the involved services must provide on-line monitoring capabilities. However, on larger concurrent and object-oriented implementations, as services execution involve multiple interactions between various components and abstraction layers, the crosscutting nature of the monitoring concerns
more » ... nitoring concerns can introduce some challenges to the software development -such as code quality degradation, absence of standardized code patterns, and loss of development productivity. In this context, after analyzing some possible solutions to the monitoring problem, we propose a general framework to support the development of monitorable services, as well as some extended libraries that are used to illustrate a concrete implementation. We also evaluate the proposed solution through a real case study performed in a private software development organization.
doi:10.1109/sbcars.2012.20 dblp:conf/sbcars/CardosoS12 fatcat:h6uwodo4v5eorcnq6dlawt4v5a