A Function Interaction Testing by Reusing Characterized Test Cases

Youngsul SHIN  Woo Jin LEE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E95-D   No.9   pp.2232-2234
Publication Date: 2012/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E95.D.2232
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Software Reliability Engineering)
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Keyword: 
test case reuse,  test case generation,  automation enhancement,  characterization,  

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Summary: 
This letter proposes a reuse method of unit test cases, which characterize internal behaviors of a called function, for enhancing capability of automatic generation of test cases. Existing test case generation tools have limits in finding solutions to the deep call structure of the source code. In our approach, the complex call structure is simplified by reusing unit test cases of called functions. As unit test cases represent the characteristics of the called function, the internal behaviors of called functions are replaced by the test cases. This approach can be applicable to existing test tools for simplifying the process of generation and enhancing their capabilities.