An Approach to Developing a Performance Test Based on the Tradeoffs from SW Architectures


In a performance test, the standards for assessing its test results are not sufficiently determined due to the lack of a well-structured test developing methods which are found in a functionality test. By extending the established workflow structure, this approach will concentrate on tradeoffs within T-workflow and further develop tests based on T-workflow. The monitoring and tuning point have also been investigated to understand the validity and performance of software. Finally through a case study, it has been shown that better assessment of software performance can be obtained with the suggested tests developed based on T-workflow and by locating its monitoring point and tuning point.

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B. Choi, M. Yoon and H. Kim, "An Approach to Developing a Performance Test Based on the Tradeoffs from SW Architectures," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 4, 2013, pp. 184-195. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.64024.

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