Amadeus Measurement-Driven Analysis and Feedback System
University of California, Irvine. Arcadia Project.
- Brief description:
The Amadeus measurement-driven analysis and feedback system
provides infrastructure and services that automate the
collection, analysis and visualization of software metrics.
The metrics capture information on projects, processes,
products, teams, and organizations based on a combination of a
baseline metric set and optional user-supplied metrics. A
language-independent command and programmatic interface allows
project users and tool builders to flexibly use such metrics on
software projects. Amadeus provides a low-entry barrier to
measurement with dynamic, non-obtrusive, tailorable monitoring
capabilities of processes, tools, and interactive user
- Evaluation against applicable general dimensions:
- Availability: commercial/licensed/public domain
Some experimental versions of new software measurement components
will be available via anonymous ftp from UC Irvine.
A commercial version of the Amadeus software measurement
infrastructure is available from Amadeus
Software Research, Inc. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is no cost other than media charge for components from
- Degree of support/maturity/testing/usage:
The experimental components from UC Irvine will be
The commercial version has full support, maintenance, and
Uses TCP/IP for inter-machine communication. Users can
specify whether measurement collection and analysis agents
execute asynchronously or synchronously.
- Computing platforms:
Sun Sparcstations for UC Irvine components.
The commercial version is available for all major Unix and VMS
- Language compatibilities:
API for C and csh
- Openness/integrability/source availability:
Source code for some experimental versions of new software
measurement components will be available.
The commercial system version has an open architecture with a
full application programmer interface (API). C and Csh
language bindings to the API are available. Binary and object
code licenses are available.
The measurement capabilities are user-extensible and can incorporate
- Pedigree: ARPA developed?
UC Irvine components are being developed under ARPA grant number
Commercial version is being funded from private (non-ARPA) sources.
- Contact person(s)
Professor Richard Selby
Department of Information and Computer Science
University of California
Irvine, CA 92717
(714) 824-4056 - fax
- Pointers to literature, demos, etc.:
Richard W. Selby, Adam A. Porter, Doug C. Schmidt and Jim
Berney, ``Metric-Driven Analysis and Feedback Systems for
Enabling Empirically Guided Software Development'', Proceedings
of the Thirteenth International Conference on Software
Engineering, Austin, TX, May 13-16, 1991, pp. 288-298.
The Arcadia Project
Last modified: Wed Nov 30 14:52:02 1994