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Flaky mutants; Another concern for mutation testing
University of Antwerp, Belgium.
University of Antwerp, Belgium.
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Digital Systems, Mobility and Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7879-4371
University of Antwerp, Belgium.
2021 (English)In: Proceedings - 2021 IEEE 14th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2021, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2021, p. 284-285Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Software testing is the dominant method for quality assurance and control in software engineering. Test suites serve as quality gates to safeguard against programming faults. But not every test suite is written equally. We usually gauge its quality using metrics such as code coverage. These assess how much of the code base has been covered. However, they do not tell if the tests actually test and verify the intentions. Mutation testing does this by deliberately injecting faults into the system under test and verifying how many of them the test suite can detect. For every injected fault that is not detected by the test suite, an additional test should be written. In the academic community, mutation testing is acknowledged as the most promising technique for automated assessment of the strength of a test suite.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2021. p. 284-285
Keywords [en]
Flaky, Mutation testing, Quality assurance, Testing, Verification, Academic community, Automated assessment, Code coverage, Quality gates, System under test, Test and verify, Software testing
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-54702DOI: 10.1109/ICSTW52544.2021.00054Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85108023088ISBN: 9781665444569 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-54702DiVA, id: diva2:1575642
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14th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2021, 12 April 2021 through 16 April 2021
Available from: 2021-06-30 Created: 2021-06-30 Last updated: 2021-06-30Bibliographically approved

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