Issue No. 03 - May/June (2003 vol. 20)
<p>Accelerated stress testing reduces the calendar time required to test a system, but this technique can be hard to apply to functions that run on a fixed schedule. This article describes how to accelerate the testing of scheduled functions by triggering them through automated tests, either by periodically advancing the system clock or through a programmatic event interface. With this method, the accelerated stress tests don?t distort the system?s operational profile.</p>
Testing strategies, accelerated stress testing, system clock, scheduled functions, operational profile
V. T. Rokosz, "Long-Term Testing in a Short-Term World," in IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. , pp. 64-67, 2003.