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Title: Incremental testing in software product lines-an event based approach
Authors: Beyazıt, Mutlu
Tuğlular, Tuğkan
Öztürk Kaya, Dilek
Keywords: Test pattern generators
Software product lines
Software testing
Behavioral sciences
Computational modeling
Time complexity
Incremental testing
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: One way of developing fast, effective, and high-quality software products is to reuse previously developed software components and products. In the case of a product family, the software product line (SPL) approach can make reuse more effective. The goal of SPLs is faster development of low-cost and high-quality software products. This paper proposes an incremental model-based approach to test products in SPLs. The proposed approach utilizes event-based behavioral models of the SPL features. It reuses existing event-based feature models and event-based product models along with their test cases to generate test cases for each new product developed by adding a new feature to an existing product. Newly introduced featured event sequence graphs (FESGs) are used for behavioral feature and product modeling; thus, generated test cases are event sequences. The paper presents evaluations with three software product lines to validate the approach and analyze its characteristics by comparing it to the state-of-the-art ESG-based testing approach. Results show that the proposed incremental testing approach highly reuses the existing test sets as intended. Also, it is superior to the state-of-the-art approach in terms of fault detection effectiveness and test generation effort but inferior in terms of test set size and test execution effort.
ISSN: 2169-3536
Appears in Collections:Computer Engineering / Bilgisayar Mühendisliği
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
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