To ensure software is performing as intended, it can be black‐box or white‐box tested. Category partition is a black‐box, specification‐based testing technique that begins by identifying the parameters, categories (characteristics of parameters), and choices (acceptable values for categories). These choices are then combined to form test frames on the basis of various criteria such as Base Choice and Each Choice. To ensure that the combinations of choices are feasible, constraints on choices are introduced. Combining choices, while accounting for constraints, to form an each choice adequate test set is feasible (eg, using constrained covering arrays from combinatorial testing). However, the Base Choice criterion has not been defined to specifically account for constraints on choices, resulting in adverse consequences. In this paper, we introduce two extensions to the Base Choice criterion, namely, Constrained Base Choice and Extended Constrained Base Choice to specifically account for (complex) constraints on choices. We use a number of academic and industrial case studies to compare different adequacy criteria, including the new ones, in terms of cost and effectiveness at finding faults. Results show the performance of the new criteria equivalent to a 3‐way combination criterion with a much smaller cost.
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
Keywords: ; ; ; ; ;
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera