Model-Interop is a model-based interoperability testing tool. That is, it provides a set of model driven engineering tools to perform both interface and interoperability testing of Internet of Thigs and Web products and platforms. The tool can be used to test that systems comply with different standard specifications e.g. OneM2M, or API specifications. The tool can also be used to monitor and test that two independently developed systems interoperate correctly with one another.
A Brief Introduction
Two of the biggest challenges researches and developers of IoT systems face are:
- the establishment of interoperability between IoT systems;
- and the compliance of systems and products with current technical specifications and standards.
This is mainly due to the significantly high level of heterogeneity seen in the IoT sector. Typical examples are the use of different protocols (HTTP, MQTT, COAP), data formats (XML, JSON, etc) and communication technologies. To tame these challenges efficiently and accurately this project provides a Model-based Interoperability Testing Tool. The tool uses model-driven approaches to handle the issues mentioned above and ensure interoperability and compliance are achieved even if the person using the tool is not an expert in the areas of IoT interoperability and testing.
The tool allows a developer to create interoperability models that can then be used and re-used for interoperability testing. Thus, the development complexity is considerably reduced by removing the burden of manually testing all interoperability and specification requirements.
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Install and Run
The tool is made available as a maven project. In order to build the tool, Java 1.8 or higher must be installed on your machine.
To install the tool. Simply download the zip file for the git repository, extract and go to the root folder location. Then type at the command prompt:
mvn clean compile assembly:single
This will create an executable JAR file named model-interop-1.0.jar in the target folder.
Double click the jar to open the model-interop tool.
The following are a list of further documents in order to use the tool to develop different types of interoperability tests.
- How to create a compliance test with the tool
- How to create an interoperability test with the tool
- Using collections to create sets of related tests
- Other Tool features
The following developers contributed to the creation of the ModelInterop tool:
- Paul Grace, IT Innovation, University of Southampton [Web page] (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/pjg1f12) [Github page] (https://github.com/pjgrace)
- Nikolay Stanchev, University of Southampton [Github page] (https://github.com/nikist97)
We acknowledge the following resources used in the UI of the tool in the following pages: