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Search based Software Testing Technique for Structural Test Case Generation

M. S. Geetha Devasena, M. L. Valarmathi Published in Software Engineering

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication 2012
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  1. Geetha M S Devasena and M L Valarmathi. Article: Search based Software Testing Technique for Structural Test Case Generation. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 1(6):20-25, February 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "M. S. Geetha Devasena and M. L. Valarmathi",
    	title = "Article: Search based Software Testing Technique for Structural Test Case Generation",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 1,
    	number = 6,
    	pages = "20-25",
    	month = "February",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Software testing is an important activity in the software development life cycle and it is widely used validation approach in software industry, deployed by programmers and testers. The program with the moderate complexity cannot be tested completely. Innovative methods are needed to perform testing as a whole and unit testing in particular with minimum effort and time. Unit testing is mostly done by developers under a lot of schedule pressure since the software companies find a compromise among functionality, time to market and quality. Thus there is a need for reducing unit testing time by optimizing and automating the process. Test suite generation is an error-prone, tedious and time consuming part of unit testing. Two techniques are proposed to automatically generate test cases from the input domain using scatter search and tabu search for branch coverage criteria with respect to cyclomatic complexity measure.


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Software testing, Unit testing, Branch Coverage Criteria, tabu search, Scatter Search