Exploiting Common Object Usage in Test Case Generation - ICST 2011
by Gordon Fraser, Andreas Zeller

Proceedings of the fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2011), March 2011.

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Abstract

Generated test cases are good at systematically exploring paths and conditions in software. However, generated test cases often do not make sense. We adapt test case generation to follow patterns of common object usage, as mined from code examples. Our experiments show that generated tests thus (a) reuse familiar usage patterns, making them easier to understand and (b) focus on common usage, thus respecting implicit preconditions and avoiding meaningless tests.

BibTeX Entry

@inproceedings{fraser-icst-2011,
    title = "Exploiting Common Object Usage in Test Case Generation",
    author = "Gordon Fraser and Andreas Zeller",
    year = "2011",
    month = mar,
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and
Validation (ICST 2011)",
    location = "Berlin, Germany",
}

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