Re-computing Coverage Information to Assist Regression Testing

  title={Re-computing Coverage Information to Assist Regression Testing},
  author={Pavan Kumar Chittimalli and Mary Jean Harrold},
  journal={2007 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance},
This paper presents a technique that leverages an existing regression test-selection algorithm to compute accurate, updated coverage data on a version of the software, Pi+1, without rerunning any test cases that do not execute the changes from the previous version of the software, Pi, to Pi+1-Users of our technique can avoid the expense of rerunning the entire test suite on Pi+1 or the inaccuracy produced by previous approaches that estimate coverage data for Pi+1 or reuse outdated coverage… CONTINUE READING