Reverse engineering ESE projects

Until now, you have looked at a large system (ArgoUML). In the following 2 weeks, you will be looking at 5 small but similar systems developed by the ESE teams.

This year the ESE teams develop a Music Player. You can find details about the projects on the ESE website.

You are to provide the report on the projects that will be delivered on December 13, 12:00h by the ESE teams. You are expected to send the report and the slides by December 19, 24:00h.

Task 1: Evaluate and compare the internal quality

You are to evaluate the projects from the point of view of the Coach based on the ESE evaluation rules.

Some guiding questions:

  • What is the overview of the system?
  • How extensible is the design?
  • How easy is it to plug in a different view (for example a Web Interface) into the application?
  • How easy is it to plug in a different persistency strategy (for example a Web services) into the application?
  • How useful are the tests?
  • What is the test coverage?
  • Are there unstable or buggy tests?
  • How are errors handled?
  • How does the system react to errors?
  • What design patterns are used?
  • Is there duplicated code?
  • Are there any bad smells?
  • What are the outliers?
  • What design patterns are documented?
  • How useful is the code documentation?
  • Does it fit the code?
  • Are there any team members that do not participate?

Task 2: Estimate a user story

You are to estimate the following user story for each project: "The user wants to share his favorite playlist with all his friends that have access to his shared hard-drive. He exports the playlist in the M3U playlist format so that others can import the playlist in their favorite music player. Some of his friends are using 3rd party software, others are using an ESE MusicPlayer."

Connecting to ESE CVS

  • the release tag is: firstrelease
  • export CVS_RSH="ssh"
  • export CVS_SERVER="/usr/bin/cvs"
  • cvs -d co MusicPlayer
  • cvs -d co MusicPlayer
  • cvs -d co MusicPlayer
  • cvs -d co MusicPlayer
  • cvs -d co MusicPlayer
  • the password is the same as the user name
Last changed by admin on 21 April 2009