Introduction to Squale

Assist developers in improving the code of their projects.
Help project managers to meet quality requirements for their applications.
Give top-managers dashboards to monitor the overall health of their information system.

This is what the Squale project is all about.

Squale in a nutshell

Squale is a qualimetry platform that allows to analyze multi-language software applications in order to give a sharp and comprehensive picture of their quality:

  • High level factors for top-managers
  • Practical indicators for development teams

- Squale takes raw quality data and aggregates it into high level factors -

The 2 faces of Squale

To help you deal with the quality of your software developments, the open source Software QUALity Enhancement project (aka Squale) focuses on two main aspects:

  • Works on enhanced quality models
    • inspired by existing standards (ISO-9126) and approaches (GQM, McCall),
    • validated and improved by famous researchers who are part of the Squale team,
    • dealing of both technical and economical aspects of quality,

  • Development of an open-source application that helps assessing software quality and improving it over time
    • based on third party technologies (commercial or open-source) that produce raw quality information (like metrics for instance),
    • using the quality models to aggregate this raw information into high level quality factors,
    • all this targeting different languages, including Java, C/C++, .NET, PHP, Cobol, ...

To know more...

If you want more information about Squale, check out the different ressources (presentations, screencasts, demo, ...) that we've published on this website!