Productivity Analysis of the Distributed QoS Modeling Language

Productivity Analysis of the Distributed QoS Modeling Language

Joe Hoffert (Vanderbilt University, USA), Douglas C. Schmidt (Vanderbilt University, USA) and Aniruddha Gokhale (Vanderbilt University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-874-2.ch008


Model-driven engineering (MDE), in general, and Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSMLs), in particular, are increasingly used to manage the complexity of developing applications in various domains. Although many DSML benefits are qualitative (e.g., ease of use, familiarity of domain concepts), there is a need to quantitatively demonstrate the benefits of DSMLs (e.g., quantify when DSMLs provide savings in development time) to simplify comparison and evaluation. This chapter describes how the authors conducted productivity analysis for the Distributed Quality-of-Service (QoS) Modeling Language (DQML). Their analysis shows (1) the significant productivity gain using DQML compared with alternative methods when configuring application entities and (2) the viability of quantitative productivity metrics for DSMLs.
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This section presents related work in the area of metrics for MDE and domain-specific technologies. We present work on quantitative analysis for MDE technologies as well as metrics to support quantitative evaluation.

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