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A framework for testing distributed systems

Hughes, Daniel and Greenwood, P and Coulson, G (2004) A framework for testing distributed systems. In: 4th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, Proceedings. IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Los Alamitos, pp. 262-263. ISBN 0-7695-2156-8

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Abstract

Thorough testing of distributed systems, particularly peer-to-peer systems can prove difficult due to the problems inherent in deploying,, controlling and monitoring many nodes simultaneously. This problem will only increase as the scale of distributed systems continues to grow. This framework implements a test bed environment using a semi-centralized peer-to-peer network as a substrate for sharing resources made available from standard PCs. This framework automates the process of test-case deployment using a combination of Reflection and. Aspect Oriented Programming. This allows 'point-and-click' publishing of software onto the test-bed. Our framework also provides a common monitoring, control and logging interface for all nodes running on the network. Together, these features greatly reduce deployment-time for real-world test scenarios. Automated insertion and removal of test code also ensures that the testing process does not compromise the correctness of the final system.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 52567
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 15:20
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52567

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