Design and Implementation of a Performance Plug-In for the ArgoUML Tool

S. Distefano, D. Paci, A. Puliafito, and M. Scarpa (Italy)


Software Engineering, SoftwareEvaluation, Programming Tools and Languages, PetriNets, UML.


Performance related problems are a key aspect in the Software Development Process (SDP). In particular an early integration of performance considerations inside the SDP has been recognized during last years as an effective approach to speed up the production of high quality software. In this paper we present a performance plug-in to the ArgoUML CASE tool which allows to insert performance indices based on the OMG Profile for schedulability, Performance and Time Specification standard [6]. It also permits to map an UML model toward an intermediate model [4] and then to ward the desired performance formalism chosen from the software developer. The current implementation assumes Petri Nets (PNs) as the performance specification tool [3].

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