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    A Metamodel for the Measurement of Object-Oriented Systems: An Analysis using Alloy

    McQuillan, Jacqueline A. and Power, James F. (2008) A Metamodel for the Measurement of Object-Oriented Systems: An Analysis using Alloy. In: 1st International Conference on Software Testing, Verification, and Validation, 2008. IEEE, pp. 288-297. ISBN 9780769531274

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    This paper presents a MOF-compliant metamodel for calculating software metrics and demonstrates how it is used to generate a metrics tool that calculates coupling and cohesion metrics. We also describe a systematic approach to the analysis of MOF-compliant metamodels and illustrate the approach using the presented metamodel. In this approach, we express the metamodel using UML and OCL and harness existing automated tools in a framework that generates a Java implementation and an Alloy specification of the metamodel, and use this both to examine the metamodel constraints, and to generate instantiations of the metamodel. Moreover, we describe how the approach can be used to generate test data for any software based on a MOF-compliant metamodel. We extend our framework to support this approach and use it to generate a test suite for the metrics calculation tool that is based on our metamodel.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published paper, which is available at DOI: 10.1109/ICST.2008.58
    Keywords: Alloy; metamodels; model testing; object-oriented metrics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6387
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    Depositing User: Dr. James Power
    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 15:00
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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