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ThinkMind // VALID 2011, The Third International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle // View article valid_2011_2_30_40085


Is Mutation Testing Scalable for Real-World Software Projects?

Authors:
Simona Nica
Rudolf Ramler
Franz Wotawa

Keywords: mutation testing; mutation tools; coverage tools; eclipse project;

Abstract:
A significant amount of research has been conducted in the area of mutation testing. It is a fault based technique that has been intensively used, over the last decades, as an efficient method to assess the quality of a given test suite. In the literature different mutation tools are available, corresponding to different programming languages or different types of applications. Although mutation testing is a powerful technique, limitations do exist. The most common problems are represented by the increased computation time, necessary to derive the entire mutation testing process, and the equivalent mutants problem. Therefore a natural question arises: is mutation testing really suitable in real-world environments? Through the research we start here, we aim to come with an accurate answer to this question.

Pages: 40 to 45

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2011

Publication date: October 23, 2011

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4316

ISBN: 978-1-61208-168-7

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: from October 23, 2011 to October 29, 2011

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