On the Implementation of a Cloud-Based Computing Test Bench Environment for Prolog Systems

Ricardo Gonçalves, Miguel Areias and Ricardo Rocha

October 2017


Abstract

Software testing and benchmarking are key components of the software development process. Nowadays, a good practice in large software projects is the continuous integration (CI) software development technique. The key idea of CI is to let developers integrate their work as they produce it, instead of performing the integration at the end of each software module. In this paper, we extend a previous work on a benchmark suite for the YAP Prolog system, and we propose a fully automated test bench environment for Prolog systems, named Yet Another Prolog Test Bench Environment (YAPTBE), aimed to assist developers in the development and CI of Prolog systems. YAPTBE is based on a cloud computing architecture and relies on the Jenkins framework as well as a new Jenkins plugin to manage the underlying infrastructure. We present the key design and implementation aspects of YAPTBE and show its most important features, such as its graphical user interface (GUI) and the automated process that builds and runs Prolog systems and benchmarks.

Bibtex

@Article{goncalves-information17,
  author =    {R. Gonçalves and M. Areias and R. Rocha},
  title =     {{On the Implementation of a Cloud-Based Computing Test Bench Environment for Prolog Systems}},
  journal =   {Information},
  volume =    {8},
  number =    {4},
  month =     {October},
  year =      {2017},
  note =      {Article number 129},
}

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