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Contribution Details

Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title A New Dimension of Test Quality: Assessing and Generating Higher Quality Unit Test Cases
Organization Unit
  • Giovanni Grano
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Page Range 419 - 423
Event Title Proceedings of the 28th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis
Event Type conference
Event Location Beijing
Event Start Date July 17 - 2019
Event End Date July 20 - 2019
Series Name ISSTA 2019
Place of Publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher ACM
Abstract Text Unit tests form the first defensive line against the introduction of bugs in software systems. Therefore, their quality is of a paramount importance to produce robust and reliable software. To assess test quality, many organizations relies on metrics like code and mutation coverage. However, they are not always optimal to fulfill such a purpose. In my research, I want to make mutation testing scalable by devising a lightweight approach to estimate test effectiveness. Moreover, I plan to introduce a new metric measuring test focus—as a proxy for the effort needed by developers to understand and maintain a test— that both complements code coverage to assess test quality and can be used to drive automated test case generation of higher quality tests.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1145/3293882.3338984
Other Identification Number merlin-id:17926
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