Constraint-Based Automatic Test Data Generation

@article{DeMillo1991ConstraintBasedAT,
  title={Constraint-Based Automatic Test Data Generation},
  author={Richard A. DeMillo and A. Jefferson Offutt},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Software Eng.},
  year={1991},
  volume={17},
  pages={900-910}
}
This paper presents a new technique for automatically generating test data. The technique is based on mutation analysis and creates test data that approximates relative-adequacy. The technique is a fault-based technique that uses algebraic constraints to describe test cases designed to nd particular types of faults. A set of tools, collectively called Godzilla, has been implemented that automatically generates constraints and solves them to create test cases for unit and module testing… CONTINUE READING
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