Using a Taxonomy to Analyze Classes during Implementation-based Testing

P.J. Clarke and B.A. Malloy (USA)


Class Abstraction Technique, Testing Object-Oriented Software, Implementation-Based Testing.


The complexity of the features in the basic object oriented (OO) structure, the class, has resulted in a plethora of implementation-based testing techniques (IBTTs) to ad equately test these features. In this paper we use our tax onomy of OO classes to automatically catalog each class in an OO program thereby reducing the analysis time re quired by the tester when selecting IBTTs. We present a study that shows the number of entities to be analyzed by a tester when selecting IBTTs can be reduced by 53% if the class under test (CUT) is first cataloged using our taxon omy of OO classes.

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