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A specification-based approach to testing software product lines

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A specification-based approach to testing software product lines
This paper presents a specification-based approach for systematic testing of products from a software product line. Our approach uses specifications given as formulas in Alloy, a first-order logic based on relations. Alloy formulas can be checked for satisfiability using the Alloy Analyzer. The fully automatic analyzer, given an Alloy formula and a scope, i.e., a bound on the universe of discourse, searches for an instance, i.e., a valuation to the relations in the formula such that it evaluates to true. The analyzer translates an Alloy formula (for the given scope) to a propositional formula and finds an instance using an off-the-shelf SAT solver. The use of an enumerating solver enables systematic test generation. We have developed a prototype based on the AHEAD theory. The prototype uses the recently developed Kodkod model finding engine of the Alloy Analyzer. We illustrate our approach using a data structure product line. Categories and Subject Descriptors: D.2.5 [Software Enginee...
Engin Uzuncaova, Daniel Garcia, Sarfraz Khurshid,
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where SIGSOFT
Authors Engin Uzuncaova, Daniel Garcia, Sarfraz Khurshid, Don S. Batory
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