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Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects--A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects

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4 Author(s)
Kochhar, P.S. ; Singapore Manage. Univ., Singapore, Singapore ; Bissyande, T.F. ; Lo, D. ; Lingxiao Jiang

In software engineering, testing is a crucial activity that is designed to ensure the quality of program code. For this activity, development teams spend substantial resources constructing test cases to thoroughly assess the correctness of software functionality. What is however the proportion of open source projects that include test cases? What kind of projects are more likely to include test cases? In this study, we explore 50,000 projects and investigate the correlation between the presence of test cases and various project development characteristics, including the lines of code and the size of development teams.

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Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR), 2013 17th European Conference on

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5-8 March 2013