Title
Estimation of test code changes using historical release data Estimation of test code changes using historical release data
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Los Alamitos, Calif. :IEEE Computer Society, [*]
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Computer. Automation
Source (book)
15th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WRCE 2008): proceedings, 15-18 October, Antwerp, Belgium. - IEEE, 2008
ISI
000261030100031
ISBN
978-0-7695-3429-9
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In order to remain effective, test states have to co-evolve alongside the production system. As such, quantifying the amount of changes in test code should be a part of effort estimation models for maintenance activities. In this paper, we verify to which extent (i) production code size, (ii) coverage measurements: and (iii) testability, metrics predict the size of test code changes between two releases. For three Java and one C++ system, the size of production code changes appears to be the best predictor We subsequently use this predictor to construct, calibrate and validate an estimation model using the historical release data. We demonstrate that is feasible to obtain a reliable prediction model, provided that at least 5 to 10 releases are available.
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