OCAT: object capture-based automated testing

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OCAT: object capture-based automated testing
Testing object-oriented (OO) software is critical because OO languages are commonly used in developing modern software systems. In testing OO software, one important and yet challenging problem is to generate desirable object instances for receivers and arguments to achieve high code coverage, such as branch coverage, or find bugs. Our initial empirical findings show that coverage of nearly half of the difficult-to-cover branches that a state-ofthe-art test-generation tool cannot cover requires desirable object instances that the tool fails to generate. Generating desirable object instances has been a significant challenge for automated testgeneration tools, partly because the search space for such desirable object instances is huge, no matter whether these tools compose method sequences to produce object instances or directly construct object instances. To address this significant challenge, we propose a novel approach called Object Capture based Automated Testing (OCAT). OCAT c...
Hojun Jaygarl, Sunghun Kim, Tao Xie, Carl K. Chang
Added 12 Oct 2010
Updated 12 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Hojun Jaygarl, Sunghun Kim, Tao Xie, Carl K. Chang
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