SyQL: Querying Software Process Data Through an Object-Oriented Metamodel

Mirco Bianco, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Abstract. The effective usage of the automatically collected software process data may be challenging. By using general purpose query languages like SQL, retrieval of software process information introduces a cost and competence barrier, which limits the adoption of Automated In-process Software Engineering Measurement and Analysis (AISEMA) systems, since it requires a considerable effort for query writing as well as a deep understanding of process data collection and representation. In this paper, we describe the implementation of a query language, SyQL, mainly but not exclusively designed for software process data. SyQL significantly reduces the competence barrier by providing a query interface aimed to software process data.


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