Software architecture analysis - a case study

Wen-li Wang, Mei Huei Tang, Mei Hwa Chen

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We present a case study that evaluates two quality attributes: performance and availability. We use three programs based on two architectural styles: pipe-filter and batch-sequential. The objective of this study is to identify the crucial factors that might have an influence on these quality attributes from the software architecture perspective. The benefit of this study is that early quality prediction can be facilitated by an analysis of the software architecture. The results from this study show that it is feasible to select a better architectural style based on variations in the execution environment to attain higher availability and/or better performance. Moreover, we demonstrate the effects of these variations on the quality measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 23rd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '99) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Oct 27 1999Oct 29 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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