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Evaluating Test Suites and Adequacy Criteria Using Simulation-Based Models of Distributed Systems

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Evaluating Test Suites and Adequacy Criteria Using Simulation-Based Models of Distributed Systems
Test adequacy criteria provide the engineer with guidance on how to populate test suites. While adequacy criteria have long been a focus of research, existing testing methods do not address many of the fundamental characteristics of distributed systems, such as distribution topology, communication failure, and timing. Furthermore, they do not provide the engineer with a means to evaluate the relative effectiveness of different criteria nor the relative effectiveness of adequate test suites satisfying a given criterion. This paper makes three contributions to the development and use of test adequacy criteria for distributed systems: 1) a testing method based on discrete-event simulations, 2) a fault-based analysis technique for evaluating test suites and adequacy criteria, and 3) a series of case studies that validate the method and technique. The testing method uses a discrete-event simulation as an operational specification of a system in which the behavioral effects of distribution a...
Matthew J. Rutherford, Antonio Carzaniga, Alexande
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TSE
Authors Matthew J. Rutherford, Antonio Carzaniga, Alexander L. Wolf
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