Testing Techniques in Software Engineering

Testing Techniques in Software Engineering

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The Pernambuco School on Software Engineering (PSSE) 2007 was the second in a series of events devoted to the study of advanced computer science and to the promotion of international scienti?c collaboration. The main theme in 2007 was testing. Testing is nowadays a key activity for assuring software quality. The summer school and its proceedings were intended to give a detailed tutorial introduction to the scienti?c basis of this activity and its state of the art. Theseproceedingsrecordthecontributionsfromtheinvitedlecturers.Eachof thechaptersistheresultofathoroughrevisionoftheinitialnotesprovidedtothe participants of the school. The revision was inspired by the synergy generated by the opportunity for the lecturers to present and discuss their work among themselves and with the schoola€™s attendees. The editors have tried to produce a coherent view of the topic by harmonizing these contributions, smoothing out di?erences in notation and approach, and providing links between the lectures. We apologize to the authors for any errors introduced by our extensive editing. Although the chapters are linked in severalways, each one is su?ciently se- contained to be read in isolation. Nevertheless, Chap. 1 should be read ?rst by those interested in an introduction to testing. Chapter 1 introduces the terminology adopted in this book. It also provides an overview of the testing process, and of the types (functional, structural, and so on)anddimensions(unit, integration, andsoon)ofthetestingactivity.Themain strategies employed in the central activity of test selection are also discussed. Most of the material presented in this introductory chapter is addressedin more depth in the following chapters.From usage models, any number of test cases can be generated randomly guided by different probability distributions. ... From the usage chain, test suites can be selected as representative samples of testcase suites for the application. ... an example of a chain that is automatically generated by the SPACES tool [20] for a functionality RemoveCar in a car-rental system with an even probability distribution.

Title:Testing Techniques in Software Engineering
Author: Paulo Borba, Ana Cavalcanti, Augusto Sampaio, Jim Woodcook
Publisher:Springer - 2010-07-07

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