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Title
Goal-oriented mutation testing with focal methods
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Abstract
Mutation testing is the state-of-the-art technique for assessing the fault-detection capacity of a test suite. Unfortunately, mutation testing consumes enormous computing resources because it runs the whole test suite for each and every injected mutant. In this paper we explore fine-grained traceability links at method level (named focal methods), to reduce the execution time of mutation testing and to verify the quality of the test cases for each individual method, instead of the usually verified overall test suite quality. Validation of our approach on the open source Apache Ant project shows a speed-up of 573.5x for the mutants located in focal methods with a quality score of 80%.
Language
English
Source (book)
A-TEST 2018 Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGSOFT International Workshop on Automating TEST Case Design, Selection, and Evaluation, November 05, 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA
Publication
New york : Assoc computing machinery , 2018
ISBN
978-1-4503-6053-1
978-1-4503-6053-1
Volume/pages
(2018) , p. 23-30
ISI
000474463100005
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
BOF Sabbatical Leave- Prof. Demeyer.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 19.11.2018
Last edited 26.09.2021
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