A case study of the class firewall regression test selection technique on a large scale distributed software system
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering
Förlag: IEEE Press
Regression testing is expensive and may consume much of organizations’ software development budgets. Thus, it is of interest to reduce the total time devoted to test execution by using test selection techniques. Many techniques have been proposed but few have been evaluated on real-world, large scale systems. In this paper we report on an empirical evaluation of using the class firewall regression test selection technique, in combination with scenario testing, on a large scale industrial software system using the Java byte code in the analysis. The study was performed on a large complex distributed software system in one of Sweden’s largest banks. Effects of using scenario testing together with regression test selection are reported. The results are that not all test cases were selected by the class firewall selection technique. Using scenario testing, where test cases are dependent, affects the number of test cases selected, as do the location and number of changes in the system.
- Computer Science
- distributed processing
- program testing
- regression analysis
International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, 2005.
- Software Engineering
- ISBN: 0-7803-9507-7