A Test Framework for Communications-Critical Large-Scale Systems

Nabulsi, Mohammad A.; Hierons, Robert M.
May 2015
IEEE Software;May2015, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p86
Academic Journal
Today's large-scale systems couldn't function without the reliable availability of a range of network communications capabilities. Software, hardware, and communications technologies have been advancing throughout the past two decades. However, the methods that industry commonly uses to test large-scale systems that incorporate critical communications interfaces haven't kept pace. The need exists for a specifically tailored framework to achieve effective, precise testing of communications-critical large-scale systems. A proposed test framework offers an alternative to the current generic approaches that lead to inefficient, costly testing in industry. A case study illustrates its benefits, which can also be realized with other comparable systems.


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