Static Estimation of Test Coverage

@article{Alves2009StaticEO,
  title={Static Estimation of Test Coverage},
  author={Tiago L. Alves and Joost Visser},
  journal={2009 Ninth IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation},
  year={2009},
  pages={55-64}
}
Test coverage is an important indicator for unit test quality. Tools such as Clover compute coverage by first instrumenting the code with logging functionality, and then logging which parts are executed during unit test runs. Since computation of test coverage is a dynamic analysis, it presupposes a working installation of the software. In the context of software quality assessment by an independent third party, a working installation is often not available. The evaluator may not have access to… CONTINUE READING

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