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Testing coupling relationships in object-oriented programs

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Testing coupling relationships in object-oriented programs
As we move to developing object-oriented programs, the complexity traditionally found in functions and procedures is moving to the connections among components. Different faults occur when components are integrated to form higher level structures that aggregate behavior and state. Consequently, we need to place more effort on testing the connections among components. Although object-oriented techprovide abstraction mechanisms for building components that can then be integrated to form applications, it also adds new compositional relations that can contain faults. This paper describes techniques for analyzing and testing the polymorphic relationships that occur in object-oriented software. The techniques adapt traditional data flow coverage criteria to consider definitions and uses among state variables of classes, particularly in the presence of inheritance, dynamic binding, and polymorphic overriding of state variables and methods. The application of these techniques can result in an...
Roger T. Alexander, Jeff Offutt, Andreas Stefik
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Updated 21 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where STVR
Authors Roger T. Alexander, Jeff Offutt, Andreas Stefik
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