An Experimental Evaluation of Data Flow and Mutation Testing

  title={An Experimental Evaluation of Data Flow and Mutation Testing},
  author={A. Jefferson Offutt and Jie Pan and Kanupriya Tewary and Tong Zhang},
  journal={Softw., Pract. Exper.},
This paper presents two experimental comparisons of data ow and mutation testing. These two techniques are widely considered to be e ective for unit-level software testing, but can only be analytically compared to a limited extent. We compare the techniques by evaluating the e ectiveness of test data developed for each. For a number of programs, we develop ten independent sets of test data; ve to satisfy the mutation criterion, and ve to satisfy the all-uses data ow criterion. These test sets… CONTINUE READING
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