D. A. d’Aragona, L. Pascarella, A. Janes, V. Lenarduzzi and D. Taibi, "Microservice Logical Coupling: A Preliminary Validation," 2023 IEEE 20th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion (ICSA-C), L'Aquila, Italy, 2023, pp. 81-85, doi: 10.1109/ICSA-C57050.2023.00028.
Microservice logical coupling : a preliminary validation
|Author:||d’Aragona, Dario Amoroso1; Pascarella, Luca2; Janes, Andrea3;|
3FHV Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
4University of Oulu
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20231103142855
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-11-03
Coupling is one of the most frequently mentioned metric in software systems. However, to measure logical coupling between microservices, runtime information is needed or the availability of service-log files to analyze the calls between services is required. This work presents our emerging results, in which we propose a metric to statically calculate logical coupling between microservices based on commits to versioning systems. We performed an initial validation of the proposed metric with a dataset containing 145 open-source microservices projects. The results illustrate how logical coupling affects every system and increases overtime. However, we did not find a correlation between the number of commits or the number of developers and the introduction of logical coupling. In future, we investigate why, how, and when logical coupling is introduced in a system.
Proceedings. International Conference on Software Architecture Companion
|Pages:||81 - 85|
Proceedings : 2023 IEEE 20th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion (ICSA-C)
IEEE international conference on software architecture
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
This work was supported by a grant from the Ulla Tuominen Foundation (Finland), a grant from the Academy of Finland (grant n. 349488 - MuFAno).
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
349488 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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