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Study of Test Case Selection and Prioritization

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 85 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2014
Kevilienuo Kire
Neha Malhotra

Kevilienuo Kire and Neha Malhotra. Article: Study of Test Case Selection and Prioritization. International Journal of Computer Applications 85(5):28-30, January 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Kevilienuo Kire and Neha Malhotra},
	title = {Article: Study of Test Case Selection and Prioritization},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {85},
	number = {5},
	pages = {28-30},
	month = {January},
	note = {Full text available}


Software testing is very important for ensuring software quality in organizations. In fact, the quality of test suite plays an important role for the success of software testing . Ant colony optimization (ACO) which is a part of Swarm Intelligence is used to settle optimization problem. This paper attempts to provide ideas of Test Case Selection and Prioritization which Ant Colony Optimization which can be helpful for the researchers who are working on software testing. There is a great expectation in the field of Swarm Intelligence as it always comes with a challenging thought. ACO is one of such promising approaches for its application in Software Testing.


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