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AQCM Reports

Short Description of the Task

Implementation of AQCM plugin. This plugin aggregates many other plugins in order to evaluate AQCM metric. The AQCM metric is a composition of 4 Quality Aspect (QA):

  • Maintainability
  • Reliability
  • Portability
  • Functionality

Evaluation Module (EM)

The Maintainability QA is based on 2 Evaluation Module: code analysis and static analysis.
The Reliability QA is based on 3 Evaluation Module: structural analysis, static analysis and functional test.
The Portability QA is based on 1 Evaluation Module : functional test.
The Functionality QA is based on 3 Evaluation Module: structural analysis, functional test and standard compliance.

Every EM is based on a number of metrics calculated on report (or aggregated report) provided by different tool. For example: code analysis EM, for java code, is based on Include, Curly bracket, naming, unused items, Too_Frequent_Break, No_Null_Pointer, If_Else_While metrics retrieved from reports provided by Checkstyle tool and PMD.

AQCM plugin can be used by editing 2 configuration files:

  • reports.config: for each tool (like Checkstyle) the report_pattern (i.e.: 'jcheckstyle-$moduleName-$configName.xml'), the plugin_dir_name (i.e.: 'checkstyle'), the filter to apply to retrieve the desired metric (i.e.: '//file[@name=$classname]/error[@source=$message]') and the function to be applied on (i.e.: exist)

  • metrics.config: it contains three sections [metrics], [intervals] and [functions].
    Metrics specifies the dependency tree of AQCM plugin, Intervals specifies the mapping between a numeric value and a judge (i.e.: 0.8 is GOOD for QA:Maintainability). Functions is a collection of couples (metric, operation)

Useful Links

Links to document, attach material needed, external resources, example, etc.

Requirements, Ideas, Constraints etc

Any requirement and from where it comes

  • SA1 phone conference 29/04/2009: complete the AQCM wiki documentation page
  • SA1 phone conference 29/04/2009: improve the fault tolerance to the missing plugins. AQCM is built on top of many plugins: If, for different reasons, the results of one or more plugins are not provided after an ETICS build, AQCM should be tolerant to this fault.

Open Issues

  • contribution/dependency mechanism in the plugin framework: at the moment, the plugin framework supports contribution mechanism but a dependency mechanism could be more useful in the AQCM scenario, where AQCM plugin should specify the plugins it depends on.

Plans, Dates and Status


General status and current versions, tags, configuration.

Currently the following people are working on AQCM plugin:

  • Andrea: analysis, design and implementation
  • Paolo: analysis and design

Ongoing work:

  • Andrea: enhancement of AQCM plugin fault tolerance
  • complete configuration for missing plugins: update reports.conf and metrics.conf files for all the plugins integrated in ETICS
  • injection of per-module metric values in build-status.xml



  • 4/4/2009: AQCMreport wiki page: done
Topic attachments
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Microsoft Word filedoc A-QCM_Algorithm_schema.doc r1 manage 66.0 K 2009-05-04 - 14:47 UnknownUser AQCM algorithm schema
Microsoft Word filedoc A-QCM_Algorithm_schema_090506.doc r1 manage 87.5 K 2009-05-06 - 10:31 AdrianoRippa This document is an update of the previous version (now more information about the Functional Test EM are included).
XMLxml AQCM-testProject.test-aqcm-testProject_test-aqcm_HEAD.xml r2 r1 manage 11.7 K 2009-06-09 - 17:28 UnknownUser A sample report created with AQCM plugin for testProject
XSL (XML style sheet)xsl aqcm.xsl r2 r1 manage 12.6 K 2009-06-09 - 17:30 UnknownUser AQCM xsl
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