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UML Diagrams and Source based Automatic Test Suite Regeneration for Improving State Model Coverage

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Afrina Khatun, Naushin Nower, Kazi Sakib
10.5120/ijca2017915633

Afrina Khatun, Naushin Nower and Kazi Sakib. UML Diagrams and Source based Automatic Test Suite Regeneration for Improving State Model Coverage. International Journal of Computer Applications 176(7):1-8, October 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017915633,
	author = {Afrina Khatun and Naushin Nower and Kazi Sakib},
	title = {UML Diagrams and Source based Automatic Test Suite Regeneration for Improving State Model Coverage},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2017},
	volume = {176},
	number = {7},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {1-8},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume176/number7/28564-2017915633},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915633},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Automated test regeneration intends to ensure high coverage of system model from an existing test suite. While regenerating test suite, most of the existing techniques ignore coverage achieved by existing test suite. As a result, these techniques leave important model elements untested. Thus, an automatic test regeneration technique to achieve high state model coverage is proposed. In the proposed technique, Input Parser module processes inputted UML diagrams, source code and test suite as XML elements, source class and test steps respectively. The Coverage Computational module measures model coverage result by executing the existing test suite. Finally, Test Regeneration module regenerates executable test cases considering coverage result, UML and source information. The experimental results on four projects show that the proposed technique improves transition and state coverage of existing test suite on average by 61.26% and 52.95% respectively. Moreover, the technique has also successfully regenerated 98% executable test cases.

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Keywords

Software Testing; Automatic Test Regeneration; Model Coverage Analysis; Unit Testing; Integration Testing