Automatically identifying special and common unit tests for object-oriented programs

@article{Xie2005AutomaticallyIS,
  title={Automatically identifying special and common unit tests for object-oriented programs},
  author={Tao Xie and David Notkin},
  journal={16th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={11 pp.-287}
}
Developers often create common tests and special tests, which exercise common behaviors and special behaviors of the class under test, respectively. Although manually created tests are valuable, developers often overlook some special or even common tests. We have developed a new approach for automatically identifying special and common unit tests for a class without requiring any specification. Given a class, we automatically generate test inputs and identify common and special tests among the… CONTINUE READING
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