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dc.contributor.authorTan, Roy Patricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:15:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:15:18Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08162007-161911en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28684
dc.description.abstractSoftware testing is a necessary and integral part of the software quality process. It is estimated that inadequate testing infrastructure cost the US economy between $22.2 and $59.5 billion. We present Sulu, a programming language designed with automated unit testing specifically in mind, as a demonstration of how software testing may be more integrated and automated into the software development process. Sulu's runtime and tools support automated testing from end to end; automating the generation, execution, and evaluation of test suites using both code coverage and mutation analysis. Sulu is also designed to fully integrate automatically generated tests with manually written test suites. Sulu's tools incorporate pluggable test case generators, which enables the software developer to employ different test case generation algorithms. To show the effectiveness of this integrated approach, we designed an experiment to evaluate a family of test suites generated using one test case generation algorithm, which exhaustively enumerates every sequence of method calls within a certain bound. The results show over 80\% code coverage and high mutation coverage for the most comprehensive test suite generated.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartsulu.zipen_US
dc.relation.haspartthesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectprogramming languageen_US
dc.subjectsoftware engineeringen_US
dc.subjectSuluen_US
dc.subjectunit testingen_US
dc.subjectsoftware testingen_US
dc.titleProgramming Language and Tools for Automated Testingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairEdwards, Stephen H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTegarden, David P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPérez-Quiñones, Manuel A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArthur, James D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRamakrishnan, Narenen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08162007-161911/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-08-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-08-27
dc.date.adate2007-08-27en_US


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