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An Empirical Comparison of Test Suite Reduction Techniques for User-Session-Based Testing of Web Applications

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An Empirical Comparison of Test Suite Reduction Techniques for User-Session-Based Testing of Web Applications
Automated cost-effective test strategies are needed to provide reliable, secure, and usable web applications. As a software maintainer updates an application, test cases must accurately reflect usage to expose faults that users are most likely to encounter. User-session-based testing is an automated approach to enhancing an initial test suite with real user data, enabling additional testing during maintenance as well as adding test data that represents usage as operational profiles evolve. Test suite reduction techniques are critical to the cost effectiveness of user-session-based testing because a key issue is the cost of collecting, analyzing, and replaying the large number of test cases generated from user-session data. We performed an empirical study comparing the test suite size, program coverage, fault detection capability, and costs of three requirements-based reduction techniques and three variations of concept analysis reduction applied to two web applications. The statisti...
Sara Sprenkle, Sreedevi Sampath, Emily Gibson, Lor
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICSM
Authors Sara Sprenkle, Sreedevi Sampath, Emily Gibson, Lori L. Pollock, Amie L. Souter
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