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Dynamic analysis of ada programs for comprehension and quality measurement

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Dynamic analysis of ada programs for comprehension and quality measurement

Safari Sharifabadi, Elaheh (2008) Dynamic analysis of ada programs for comprehension and quality measurement. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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During maintenance and particularly during corrective and perfective tasks, systems tend to exhibit a weight gain. As a result, their quality tends to degrade. Software comprehension is vital in order to assess system quality. In this research, we aim at deploying dynamic analysis of Ada programs for obtaining comprehension, and applying measurements to assess their quality. Program instrumentation is performed non-intrusively by AspectAda, an aspect-oriented extension to Ada. Events which are required for this analysis are captured as execution traces. We have defined a relational database schema to save execution traces, and a set of queries to obtain measures of quality metrics. New Ada-specific metrics are introduced and existing metrics have been adopted from the literature. Automation is also provided as a proof of concept through a prototypical tool which provides information on the run-time behavior of the system, performs measurements and provides visualization of the run-time behavior of the system through a call graph. An open source Ada program is used as a case study to demonstrate our approach.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Safari Sharifabadi, Elaheh
Pagination:x, 102 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Constantinides, Constantinos
ID Code:975237
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 15:45
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:39
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