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Integrationdistiller: Automating integration analysis and testing of object-oriented applications
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, ICT, SICS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1512-0844
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2019, p. 1385-1392Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Software systems typically consist of various interacting components and units. While these components can be tested and shown to work correctly in isolation, when integrated and start interacting with each other, they may fail to produce the desired behaviors and results. Integration testing plays an important role in revealing issues in interactions among cooperating components. Identifying different interaction scenarios, however, is not a trivial task when performing integration testing. On the other hand, most of the integration testing solutions proposed in the literature are manual which hinders their scalability and applicability when it comes to large industrial systems. In this paper we introduce IntegrationDistiller as an automated solution and tool to identify integration scenarios and generate test cases (in the form of method call sequences) for.NET applications. It works by analyzing the code and automatically identifying class couplings, interacting methods, as well as invocation points. Moreover, the tool also helps and supports testers in identifying timing issues at integration level by automatic code instrumentation at invocation points. The code analysis engine of IntegrationDistiller is built and automated using.NET compiler platform, known as Roslyn. Hence, this work is the first in utilizing Roslyn features for automatic integration analysis and integration test case generation. This work has been done as part of our collaboration with ABB Industrial Automation Control Technologies (IACT) in Västerås-Sweden to address the integration testing challenges of the software part of the ABB Ability™ 800xA distributed control systems.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2019. p. 1385-1392
Keywords [en]
Extra-functional properties, Integration testing, Non-functional properties, Test case generation, Timing properties, Ability testing, Automation, Codes (symbols), Distributed parameter control systems, Integration, Object oriented programming, Automated solutions, Industrial automation, Integration analysis, Non functional properties, Object oriented application
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-39674DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2019.8755027Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85069056791ISBN: 9781538663769 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-39674DiVA, id: diva2:1341109
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2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019, 13 February 2019 through 15 February 2019
Available from: 2019-08-07 Created: 2019-08-07 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved

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