On the test-driven development of emerging modularization mechanisms

dc.contributor.advisor Hridesh Rajan
dc.contributor.author Setty, Rakesh
dc.contributor.department Computer Science
dc.date 2018-08-11T15:46:44.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:38:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:38:57Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Emerging modularization techniques such as aspects and</p> <p>their precursors such as events in implicit invocation</p> <p>languages aim to provide a software engineer with better</p> <p>facilities to separate conceptual concerns in software</p> <p>systems. To facilitate adoption of these techniques in</p> <p>real world software projects, seamless integration into</p> <p>well-accepted practices such as a test-driven</p> <p>development process is essential.</p> <p>To that end, the main contribution of this thesis is an</p> <p>analysis (both pragmatic and theoretical) of the impact</p> <p>of a class of such techniques on the efficiency of a</p> <p>test-driven development process, which involves frequently</p> <p>compiling and testing programs in a process commonly</p> <p>known as the edit-compile-test cycle.</p> <p>I study two variants: the popular model of aspects as</p> <p>in the AspectJ-like languages, and a recently suggested</p> <p>alternative based on quantified, typed events embodied in</p> <p>the Ptolemy language.</p> <p>I present a case study analyzing two variants of the</p> <p>aspect-based model on two open source projects and a</p> <p>theoretical analysis of the quantified, typed</p> <p>event-based model.</p> <p>My results show that a seamless adoption of the</p> <p>aspect-based model requires careful balancing of</p> <p>competing parameters to ensure efficiency of a</p> <p>test-driven development process, whereas a quantified,</p> <p>typed event-based model naturally supports separate</p> <p>compilation thus decreasing the time spent in the</p> <p>edit-compile-test cycle.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 2913
dc.identifier.contextkey 2808111
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1002
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26103
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Computer Sciences
dc.subject.keywords Aspect Oriented Programming
dc.subject.keywords Deployment Models
dc.subject.keywords Programming Languages
dc.subject.keywords Ptolemy
dc.subject.keywords Separate Compilation
dc.title On the test-driven development of emerging modularization mechanisms
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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