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A case study on regression test suite maintenance in system evolution
KTH, Superseded Departments, Signals, Sensors and Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7926-5081
2004 (English)In: 20TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, PROCEEDINGS, 2004, 438-442 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When a system is maintained, its automated test suites must also be maintained to keep the tests up to date. Even though practice indicates that test suite maintenance can be very costly we have seen few studies considering the actual efforts for maintenance of test-ware. We conducted a case study on an evolving system with three updated versions, changed with three different change strategies. Test suites for automated unit and functional tests were used for regression testing the extended applications. With one change strategy more changes were made in the tests code than in the system that was tested, and with another strategy no changes were needed for the unit tests to work.

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2004. 438-442 p.
, Proceedings - IEEE international conference on software maintenance, ISSN 1063-6773
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29018DOI: 10.1109/ICSM.2004.1357831ISI: 000224491800044ScopusID: 2-s2.0-18044364216ISBN: 0-7695-2213-0OAI: diva2:394842
20th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2004) Chicago, IL, SEP 11-14, 2004
QC 20110304Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-01-25 Last updated: 2011-02-04Bibliographically approved

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