Software Testing, Verification and Reliability

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Edited By: Jeff Offutt and Robert M. Hierons

Impact Factor: 1.588

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 46/106 (Computer Science Software Engineering)

Online ISSN: 1099-1689

Associated Title(s): Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Software: Practice and Experience

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  1. CoopREP: Cooperative record and replay of concurrency bugs

    Nuno Machado, Paolo Romano and Luís Rodrigues

    Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1645

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    This paper presents CoopREP, a system that leverages lightweight cooperative recording and partial log combination to replay concurrency bugs. CoopREP employs several innovative statistical analysis techniques aimed at effectively combining the partial logs captured from independent production runs into a single bug-inducing replay log. The experimental evaluation using benchmark and real-world applications shows that CoopREP can successfully replay concurrency bugs involving tens of thousands of memory accesses, with up to 13× less recording overhead than state-of-the-art noncooperative logging schemes.

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    Impediments for software test automation: A systematic literature review

    Kristian Wiklund, Sigrid Eldh, Daniel Sundmark and Kristina Lundqvist

    Version of Record online: 5 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1639

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    As a facilitator of frequent and rapid feedback, test automation is a critical part of the modern software development process. Automating software testing is thus often organizationally prioritized. However, an enabling factor for all types of improvement is to understand the nature of what is to be improved. On the basis of a systematic review of the literature, we provide a sociotechnical view of test automation and describe impediments for its use and implementation.

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  4. QuickChecking static analysis properties

    Jan Midtgaard and Anders Møller

    Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1640

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    The combination of QuickCheck (property-based testing) with (1) a reusable test suite of common algebraic properties and (2) a domain-specific language of test signatures is effective for locating errors in a static analysis implementation and for increased test coverage of the underlying source code.

  5. Prioritizing MCDC test cases by spectral analysis of Boolean functions

    Tolga Ayav

    Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/stvr.1641

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    Test case prioritization allows earlier detection of software faults. This study proposes a spectral analysis-based prioritization scheme for modified condition decision coverage test cases. The new scheme is formal and easy to perform, and it eliminates the extensive mutation analysis for prioritization.

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