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AOP-based automated unit test classification of large benchmarks

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3 Author(s)
Artho, C. ; Nat. Inst. of Adv. Ind. Sci. & Technol., Tokyo ; Zhongwei Chen ; Honiden, S.

Despite the availability of a variety of program analysis tools, evaluation of these tools is difficult, as only few benchmark suites exist. Existing benchmark suites lack the uniformity needed for automation of experiments. We introduce the design of a uniform build/installation platform, which constitutes an important part of the solution. This platform is used to manage the build and test process, which is enhanced by a tool that analyzes the structure of unit tests. Benchmark applications lack detailed information about unit tests. Such knowledge is useful: For analysis algorithms that target specific program features, it is desirable to analyze only relevant tests. Using aspect-oriented programming, we wrap test execution and implement a tool providing coverage data of individual unit tests. Furthermore, the wrapper provides a front-end for the selection of subsets of a test suite. We successfully applied our tool to several large programs. This evaluation also gave us interesting insights about the quality of different test suites.

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Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2007. COMPSAC 2007. 31st Annual International  (Volume:2 )

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24-27 July 2007