2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT) (2012)
Nov. 26, 2012 to Nov. 28, 2012
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ACSAT.2012.55
Fault-based testing has been proven to be a cost effective testing technique for software logics and rules expressed in Boolean expressions. It can guarantee the elimination of common faults without exhaustive testing. However, average software testing practitioners may not have in-depth knowledge on Boolean algebra and complex logic derivations required to apply existing fault-based testing techniques. In this paper, a dynamic fault visualization tool has been proposed. This tool allows its user to visualize fault-based testing and prioritize test inputs with a simple greedy method. The performance evaluation of this tool has been done on Boolean expressions extracted from a real life aviation tool. The results show that it can achieve significant performance improvements compared to ordinary sequential order test execution and existing static technique. The proposed visualization tool could also identify possible faults to guide the debugging process.
data visualisation, program debugging, program testing, software fault tolerance
P. Daniel and K. Y. Sim, "Dynamic Fault Visualization Tool for Fault-based Testing and Prioritization," 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), Kuala Lumpur, 2013, pp. 301-306.