Faculty Member Publishes Book on Cloud Computing: Aims to Save Time, Money

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology computer science faculty member Scott Tilley and co-author Tauhida Parveen sought to highlight the usefulness of cloud computing for software testing in their recently published book, Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration and Execution.

The impact of cloud computing on software testing is a topic of increasing interest to advanced practitioners and academic researchers in software engineering. In their book, Tilley and Parveen manipulate the resources provided by the cloud computing infrastructure to facilitate the simultaneous execution of test cases. They introduce a decision framework called SMART-T, to support software testing migration to the cloud, and a distributed environment called HadoopUnit for the concurrent execution of test cases in the cloud. They also present case studies to illustrate the use of the framework and the environment. The authors’ aim is to reduce expenses and time consumption for large software test suites.

Tilley holds a Ph.D. in computer science. He is a professor of software engineering and information systems, an associate member of the Harris Institute for Assured Information and a visiting scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. His current research is in software testing, cloud computing and system migration. He also writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today. Other academic publications include IEEE Software, IEEE Computer and Communications of the ACM.

Parveen is an independent consultant and trainer who specializes in cloud computing and is certified by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board. She has worked in quality assurance with entities such as Wikimedia Foundation, Yahoo!, Sabre and Progressive Auto Insurance. She has presented at numerous trade conferences, published several academic journals and organized workshops at international events. Parveen writes the “Exercise for Busy People” column in Florida Today and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Tech.

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