Search-Based Propagation of Regression Faults in Automated Regression Testing

by Sina Shamshiri, Gordon Fraser, Phil McMinn and Alex Orso

International Workshop on Regression Testing (Regression 2013)



Over the lifetime of software programs, developers make changes by adding, removing, enhancing functionality or by refactoring code. These changes can sometimes result in undesired side effects in the original functionality of the software, better known as regression faults. To detect these, developers either have to rely on an existing set of test cases, or have to create new tests that exercise the changes. However, simply executing the changed code does not guarantee that a regression fault manifests in a state change, or that this state change propagates to an observable output where it could be detected by a test ... [more]


Reference

Sina Shamshiri, Gordon Fraser, Phil McMinn and Alex Orso. Search-Based Propagation of Regression Faults in Automated Regression Testing. International Workshop on Regression Testing (Regression 2013), pp. 396–399, 2013


Bibtex Entry
@inproceedings{Shamshiri2013,
  author    = "Shamshiri, Sina and Fraser, Gordon and McMinn, Phil and Orso, Alex",
  title     = "Search-Based Propagation of Regression Faults in Automated Regression Testing",
  booktitle = "International Workshop on Regression Testing (Regression 2013)",
  pages     = "396--399",
  year      = "2013",
  publisher = "IEEE"
}