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Evolutionary unit testing of object-oriented software using strongly-typed genetic programming

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Evolutionary unit testing of object-oriented software using strongly-typed genetic programming
Evolutionary algorithms have successfully been applied to software testing. Not only approaches that search for numeric test data for procedural test objects have been investigated, but also techniques for automatically generating test programs that represent object-oriented unit test cases. Compared to numeric test data, test programs optimized for object-oriented unit testing are more complex. Method call sequences that realize interesting test scenarios must be evolved. An arbitrary method call sequence is not necessarily feasible due to call dependences which exist among the methods that potentially appear in a method call sequence. The approach presented in this paper relies on a tree-based representation of method call sequences by which sequence feasibility is preserved throughout the entire search process. In contrast to other approaches in this area, neither repair of individuals nor penalty mechanisms are required. Stronglytyped genetic programming is employed to generate me...
Stefan Wappler, Joachim Wegener
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where GECCO
Authors Stefan Wappler, Joachim Wegener
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