STICCER: Fast and Effective Database Test Suite Reduction Through Merging of Similar Test Cases

by Abdullah Alsharif, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, and Phil McMinn

International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2020)



Since relational databases support many software applications, industry professionals recommend testing both database queries and the underlying database schema that contains complex integrity constraints. These constraints, which include primary and foreign keys, NOT NULL, and arbitrary CHECK constraints, are important because they protect the consistency and coherency of data in the relational database. Since testing integrity constraints is potentially an arduous task, human testers can use new tools to automatically generate test suites that effectively find schema faults. However, these tool-generated test suites often contain many lengthy tests that may both increase the time overhead of regression testing and limit ... [more]


Reference

Abdullah Alsharif, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, and Phil McMinn. STICCER: Fast and Effective Database Test Suite Reduction Through Merging of Similar Test Cases. International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2020), 2020


Bibtex Entry
@inproceedings{Alsharif2020,
  author    = "Alsharif, Abdullah and Kapfhammer, Gregory M. and McMinn, Phil",
  title     = "{STICCER}: Fast and Effective Database Test Suite Reduction Through Merging of Similar Test Cases",
  booktitle = "International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2020)",
  year      = "2020"
}