ADTEM-Architecture Design Testability Evaluation Model to Assess Software Architecture Based on Testability Metrics


Architectural design is a crucial issue in software engineering. It makes testing more effective as it contribute to carry out the testing in an early stage of the software development. To improve software testability, the software architect should consider different testability metrics while building the software architecture. The main objective of this research is to conduct an early assessment of the software architecture for the purpose of its improvement in order to make the testing process more effective. In this paper, an evaluation model to assess software architecture (Architecture Design Testability Evaluation Model (ADTEM)) is presented. ADTEM is based on two different testability metrics: cohesion and coupling. ADTEM consists of two phases: software architecture evaluation phase, and component evaluation phase. In each phase, a fuzzy inference system is used to perform the evaluation process based on cohesion and coupling testing metrics. The model is validated by using a case study: Elders Monitoring System. The experimental results show that ADTEM is efficient and gave a considerable improvement to the software testability process.

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Hudaib, A. , Fawaz Al-Zaghoul, F. , Saadeh, M. and Saadeh, H. (2015) ADTEM-Architecture Design Testability Evaluation Model to Assess Software Architecture Based on Testability Metrics. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 8, 201-210. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2015.84021.

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