McQuillan, Jacqueline A. and Power, James F.
Coupling and Cohesion Metrics
using OCL and Alloy. Technical Report
Dept. of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
This report presents a MOF-compliant metamodel for calculating software
metrics and demonstrates how it is used to generate a metrics tool that calculates
coupling and cohesion metrics. We also describe a systematic approach to the analysis
ofMOF-compliant metamodels and illustrate the approach using the presented
metamodel. In this approach, we express the metamodel using UML and OCL and
harness existing automated tools in a framework that generates a Java implementation
and an Alloy specification of the metamodel, and use this both to examine the
metamodel constraints, and to generate instantiations of the metamodel. Moreover,
we describe how the approach can be used to generate test data for any software
based on a MOF-compliant metamodel. We extend our framework to support this
approach and use it to generate a test suite for the metrics calculation tool that is
based on our metamodel.
Repository Staff Only(login required)
||Item control page