DevOps Service Observability By-Design - Experimenting with Model-View-Controller.

Damian A. Tamburri, Marcello M. Bersani, Raffaela Mirandola, Giorgio Pea

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

9 Citations (Scopus)


The speeding growth of the IT market and its disruptive technologies, think of DevOps or Microservices, are leading towards using typical design patterns in a completely novel fashion. We consider the Model-View-Controller (MVC) as a target for a controlled refactoring experiment aimed at making it more observable, that is, mutated to be more easily monitorable in line with DevOps expectations. The article illustrates and implements our proposed mutation of MVC with observability. Using a proof-of-concept application prototype, the article illustrates how the improved observability can impact on general application maintainability — we use common software metrics from the state of the art. We conclude that there are indeed forms for common design patterns (e.g., MVC) which are more monitorable but they are more expensive in terms of maintenance and hence require attention by the research community at large and further experimentation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

DBLP's bibliographic metadata records provided through are distributed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Although the bibliographic metadata records are provided consistent with CC0 1.0 Dedication, the content described by the metadata records is not. Content may be subject to copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity and other restrictions.


Dive into the research topics of 'DevOps Service Observability By-Design - Experimenting with Model-View-Controller.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this