An XML-based Approach for Software Analysis -- Applied to Detect Bad Smells in TTCN-3 Test Suites

Jens Nödler

Abstract

This thesis presents an XML-based approach for software analysis. Patterns in software artefacts which should be found by the analysis are described using the declarative XML query language XQuery. Implementation and design of a software analysis framework are presented. The design of the framework allows patterns to be described in a generic, abstract, and reusable way. The framework is customised for the detection of places in source codes which should be refactored, so-called bad smells. As a case study, the framework is used to detect bad smells in test suites written in the testing language TTCN-3.
Document Type: 
Master's Theses
Address: 
Göttingen, Germany
School: 
Institute of Computer Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Month: 
10
Year: 
2007
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