Support for Object-Oriented Testing

Kölling, Michael and Rosenberg, John (1998) Support for Object-Oriented Testing. In: Proceedings of the Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems. IEEE, Melbourne, Australia pp. 204-215. ISBN 0-7695-0053-6 . (Full text available)

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Object-orientation has rapidly become accepted as the preferred paradigm for large scale system design. There is considerable literature describing approaches to object-oriented design and implementation. However discussion of testing in an object-oriented environment has been conspicuous by its absence. At first sight it appears that decomposition of a system into a potentially large number of information-hiding classes greatly increases the cost of testing. However, in this paper we show that by taking an object-oriented approach to testing, and the inclusion of appropriate tools in the development environment, testing time can be greatly reduced and special purpose test code can be virtually eliminated.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Object-orientation, testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2009 14:42 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 13:33 UTC
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