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Automated WAIT for cloud-based application testing

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dc.contributor.author Portillo-Domínguez, Andrés Omar
dc.contributor.author Wang, Miao
dc.contributor.author Murphy, John
dc.contributor.author Magoni, Damien
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-18T13:55:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-18T13:55:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3978
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Cloud computing is causing a paradigm shift in the provision and use of software. This has changed the way of obtaining, managing and delivering computing services and solutions. Similarly, it has brought new challenges to software testing. A particular area of concern is the performance of cloud- based applications. This is because the increased complex- ity of the applications has exposed new areas of potential failure points, complicating all performance-related activi- ties. This situation makes the performance testing of cloud applications very challenging. Similarly, the identi cation of performance issues and the diagnosis of their root causes are time-consuming and complex, usually require multiple tools and heavily rely on expertise. To simplify these tasks, hence increasing the productivity and reducing the depen- dency on human experts, this paper presents a lightweight approach to automate the usage of expert tools in the per- formance testing of cloud-based applications. In this paper, we use a tool named Whole-system Analysis of Idle Time to demonstrate how our research work solves this problem. The validation involved two experiments, which assessed the overhead of the approach and the time savings that it can bring to the analysis of performance issues. The results proved the bene ts of the approach by achieving a signif- icant decrease in the time invested in performance analysis while introducing a low overhead in the tested system. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW), 2014 IEEE Seventh International Conference;pp. 370-375
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSTW.2014.46
dc.rights “© 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject cloud computing en_US
dc.subject performance testing en_US
dc.subject automation en_US
dc.subject performance analysis en_US
dc.subject expert tools en_US
dc.title Automated WAIT for cloud-based application testing en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/ICSTW.2014.46
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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