Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 23, Pages: 1-6
Eun Seung Lee1 and Young B. Park2 *
The interest in quality is increasing as the types of software got diversified and the demand for it increased. Commonly used software and formal methods were used for software quality control management previously. However, the usage of commonly used tools causes extra cost. The quality control management using Open Source Software (OSS) can be proposed as an alternative to cut the extra cost. OSS is a software with its source code disclosed so that anyone can use free of cost. OSS can be used independently without mutual contact or by constructing a tool-chain environment. Using each OSS independently without mutual contact can reduce the cost of constructing tool-chain environment. However, extra cost can occur for managing the output of each tool and this can be larger than the cost for tool-chain environment construction. Quality control management by constructing tool-chain environment all around SDLC is done mostly in SW Visualization activity. The plug-in method is used mainly for tool-chain environment construction. However, this can cause extra cost depending on the Plug-in and flaws can be inherent due to frequent updates and because it is free of charge. This paper proposes tool-chain environment construction between OSS using Agent.
Keywords: Agent, Open Source, Software Quality, Software Visualization, Toolchain
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