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2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (2013)
Genova, Italy Italy
Mar. 5, 2013 to Mar. 8, 2013
ISSN: 1534-5351
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5833-0
pp: 101-110
ABSTRACT
Regression test selection (i.e., selecting a subset of a given regression test suite) is a problem that has been studied intensely over the last decade. However, with the increasing popularity of developer tests as the driver of the test process, more fine-grained solutions are in order. In this paper we investigate how method-level changes in the base-code can serve as a reliable indicator for identifying which tests need to be rerun. We validate the approach on two cases - PMD and Cruise Control - using mutation testing as a means to compare the selected subset against a "retest all" approach. Our results show that we are able to reach a sizable reduction of the complete test suite, yet with a comparable number of mutants killed by the reduced test suite.
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Quinten David Soetens, Serge Demeyer, Andy Zaidman, "Change-Based Test Selection in the Presence of Developer Tests", 2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, vol. 00, no. , pp. 101-110, 2013, doi:10.1109/CSMR.2013.20
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