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A Continuous Software Quality Monitoring Approach for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th ACM/SPEC on International Conference on Performance Engineering Companion (ICPE '17 Companion).
PublisherACM
Pages97-100
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4899-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Abstract

Context: SMEs cannot always afford the effort required for software quality assurance, and therefore there is the need of easy and affordable practices to prevent issues in the software they develop.
Object: In this paper, we propose an approach to allow SMEs to access SQA practices, using an SQA approach based on a continuous issue and error monitoring and a recommendation system that will suggest quality practices, recommending a set of quality actions based on the issues that previously created errors, so as to help SMEs to maintain quality above a minimum threshold. Method: First, we aim at identifying a set of SQA practices applicable in SMEs, based on the main constraints of SMEs and a set of tools and practices to fulfill a complete DevOps pipeline. Second, we aim at defining a recommendation system to provide software quality feedback to micro-teams, suggesting which action(s) they should take to maintain a certain quality level and allowing them to remove the most severe issues with the lowest possible effort. Our approach will be validated by a set of local SMEs. Moreover, the tools developed will be published with an Open Source license.