Hybrid Methods for Reducing Database Schema Test Suites: Experimental Insights from Computational and Human Studies

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

International Conference on Automated Software Test (AST 2020)



Given that a relational database is a critical component of many software applications, it is important to thoroughly test the integrity constraints of a database’s schema, because they protect the data. Although automated test data generation techniques ameliorate the otherwise manual task of database schema testing, they often create test suites that contain many, sometimes redundant, tests. Since prior work presented a hybridized test suite reduction technique, called STICCER, that beneficially combined Greedy test suite reduction with a test merging method customized for database schemas, this paper experimentally evaluates a different hybridization. Motivated by prior results showing that test suite ... [more]


Reference

Abdullah Alsharif, Gregory M. Kapfhammer, and Phil McMinn. Hybrid Methods for Reducing Database Schema Test Suites: Experimental Insights from Computational and Human Studies. International Conference on Automated Software Test (AST 2020), 2020


Bibtex Entry
@inproceedings{Alsharif2020,
  author    = "Alsharif, Abdullah and Kapfhammer, Gregory M. and McMinn, Phil",
  title     = "Hybrid Methods for Reducing Database Schema Test Suites: Experimental Insights from Computational and Human Studies",
  booktitle = "International Conference on Automated Software Test (AST 2020)",
  year      = "2020"
}