Experiences of Tool Integration: Development and Validation

Jukka-Pekka Pesola, Juho Eskeli, Päivi Parviainen, R. Kommeren, M. Gramza

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    Generally in software Generally in software development, there is a need to link the development work products with each other i.e., requirements with the corresponding design artefacts, to the resulting software and associated test cases. This enables, for instance, the efficient change impact analysis and reporting facilities during the different phases of the software development life cycle. Establishing and maintaining these links manually is a laborious and error prone task, so tool support is needed. This paper describes a configurable tool integration solution (the Merlin ToolChain) that integrates project management, requirements management, configuration management and testing tools. The paper introduces the architecture of the ToolChain as well as describes the development and validation activities carried out. Experiences from real life industrial case showed that the ToolChain works and is useful in collaborative software development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnterprise Interoperability III
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Challenges and Industrial Approaches
    Place of PublicationGermany
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84800-221-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84800-220-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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