Is Branch Coverage a Good Measure of Testing Effectiveness?

  title={Is Branch Coverage a Good Measure of Testing Effectiveness?},
  author={Y. Wei and B. Meyer and M. Oriol},
  booktitle={LASER Summer School},
  • Y. Wei, B. Meyer, M. Oriol
  • Published in LASER Summer School 2010
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • Most approaches to testing use branch coverage to decide on the quality of a given test suite. The intuition is that covering branches relates directly to uncovering faults. The empirical study reported here applied random testing to 14 Eiffel classes for a total of 2520 hours and recorded the number of uncovered faults and the branch coverage over time. For the tested classes, (1) random testing reaches 93% branch coverage (2) it exercises almost the same set of branches every time, (3) it… CONTINUE READING
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