A new concept of effective regression test generation in a C++ specific environment

Biczó Mihály and Pócza Krisztián and Forgács István and Porkoláb Zoltán: A new concept of effective regression test generation in a C++ specific environment. In: Acta cybernetica, (18) 3. pp. 481-501. (2008)

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During regression testing test cases from an existing test suite are run against a modified version of a program in order to assure that the underlying modifications do not cause any side effects that would demolish the integrity and consistency of the system. Since the ultimate goal of a regression test set is to effectively test all modifications and reveal errors in the earliest possible stage, the maintenance of a relevant test set containing effective test cases is of utmost importance. In this paper we present an efficient, C++ specific framework to automatically manage the regression test suite. Our two main contributions are a new interpretation of reliable test cases and a dynamic forward impact analyzer method that eases the transformation of existing tests to meet the definition of reliability. Using this approach we complement the test set with test cases that pass through a modification and have an impact on at least one output. Our approach is designed to be applicable to large-scale applications.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Regular papers
Journal or Publication Title: Acta cybernetica
Date: 2008
Volume: 18
Number: 3
ISSN: 0324-721X
Page Range: pp. 481-501
Language: English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/38525/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Számítástechnika, Kibernetika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 499-501. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 01. Natural sciences
01. Natural sciences > 01.02. Computer and information sciences
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:25
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 16. 14:35
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/12831

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