Run-time Calculation of COSMIC Functional Size via Automatic Installment of Measurement Code into Java Business Applications


Gonultas R., KOLUKISA TARHAN A.

41st Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications 2015, Funchal, Portugal, 26 - 28 August 2015, pp.112-118 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/seaa.2015.30
  • City: Funchal
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-118

Abstract

Functional size measurement provides a solid ground throughout software projects to estimate planning parameters and track progress. Since it is time-consuming and costly when functional size measurement is made manually, automating the process of measurement has gained importance. In order to measure COSMIC functional size, in this study we propose a measurement procedure that automatically installs measurement library code into an application and calculates size during the execution of user scenarios at run-time. The procedure is targeted to measure functional size of three-tier web applications developed in Java by following an iterative methodology in a software development institute. The procedure has been implemented as a software package and tested to measure functional size of a part of software product currently in use by a government-based organization. We report that functional sizes measured manually and automatically were %94 convergent and that automatic measurement took 8 minutes which was 1/34 of manual measurement effort. This study explains measurement library, procedure and software together with example measurement and its verification.