An industrial case study of the effectiveness of test generators

P. Braione, G. Denaro, A. Mattavelli, M. Vivanti, Ali Muhammad

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    Abstract

    Automatic test generators pursue some type of systematic coverage of the program code or heuristic sampling of the program inputs.
    Test generators are effective after the assumption, often (enthusiastically) embraced by researchers, that the generated test cases produce informative data for domain experts, e.g., pinpoint important bugs.
    This paper investigates the validity of such assumption through a case study of using test generators on industrial software with nontrivial domain-specific peculiarities.
    Our results properly enhance the available body of knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of test generators.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of AST 2012
    Subtitle of host publication7th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test, AST 2012
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages50-56
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-1822-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1821-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event7th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 2 Jun 20123 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 7

    Conference

    Conference7th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityZürich
    Period2/06/123/06/12

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    Braione, P., Denaro, G., Mattavelli, A., Vivanti, M., & Muhammad, A. (2012). An industrial case study of the effectiveness of test generators. In Proceedings of AST 2012: 7th International Workshop on Automation of Software Test, AST 2012 (pp. 50-56). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWAST.2012.6228990