Effects of SPL domain engineering on testing cost and maintainability

Şenbayrak, Ziya
A software product line (SPL) consists of a set of software-intensive systems sharing a common, managed set of features that satisfy the specific needs of a particular market segment or mission and that are developed from a common set of core assets in a prescribed way. Together with testing of final deliverable products developed within the SPL, called Integration Testing, particularly important in this context is the way individual hardware as well as software components in an SPL are tested and certified for usage within the SPL. This study investigates specific approaches and techniques proposed in the literature for unit testing in the SPL context. Problems inherent to this issue were studied and possible solutions aiming towards systematic and effective testing of hardware as well as software units in SPLs have been proposed. The specific problems of SPL testing in ASELSAN were investigated in the light of these possible solutions and their applicability as well as their benefits were quantitatively assessed. .


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Citation Formats
Z. Şenbayrak, “Effects of SPL domain engineering on testing cost and maintainability,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.