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Programs That Test Themselves
September 2009 (vol. 42 no. 9)
pp. 46-55
Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich and Eiffel Software
Arno Fiva, ETH Zurich
Ilinca Ciupa, ETH Zurich
Andreas Leitner, ETH Zurich
Yi Wei, ETH Zurich
Emmanuel Stapf, Eiffel Software
The AutoTest framework automates the software testing process by relying on programs that contain the instruments of their own verification, in the form of contract-oriented specifications of classes and their individual routines.

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Index Terms:
Software engineering, Design and test, Automated software testing, Object-oriented programming
Citation:
Bertrand Meyer, Arno Fiva, Ilinca Ciupa, Andreas Leitner, Yi Wei, Emmanuel Stapf, "Programs That Test Themselves," Computer, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 46-55, Sept. 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.296
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