KATCH: high-coverage testing of software patches

@inproceedings{Marinescu2013KATCHHT,
  title={KATCH: high-coverage testing of software patches},
  author={Paul Dan Marinescu and Cristian Cadar},
  booktitle={ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE},
  year={2013}
}
One of the distinguishing characteristics of software systems is that they evolve: new patches are committed to software repositories and new versions are released to users on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, many of these changes bring unexpected bugs that break the stability of the system or affect its security. In this paper, we address this problem using a technique for automatically testing code patches. Our technique combines symbolic execution with several novel heuristics based on… CONTINUE READING
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