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Evaluation of Software Testing Coverage Tools: An Empirical Study

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dc.description.abstract Code coverage is one of the most important aspects of software testing, which helps software engineers to understand which portion of code has been executed using test suite throughout the software testing process. Automatic testing tools are widely used to provide testing coverage metrics in order to gauge the quality of software, but these tools may suffer from some shortcomings such as the difference among the values of code coverage metric of a given program using different code coverage tools. Therefore, we designed and performed a controlled experiment to investigate whether these tools have a significant difference among the measured values of coverage metric or not. We collected the coverage data that consist of branch, line, statement, and method coverage metrics. Statistically, our findings show that there is a significant difference of code coverage results among the code coverage tools in terms of branch and method coverage metrics. en_US
dc.title Evaluation of Software Testing Coverage Tools: An Empirical Study en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-17T18:25:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-17T18:25:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/23045
dc.thesis.degree Paper (M.S.)--North Dakota State University, 2013. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Magel, Kenneth
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Development.
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Evaluation.
dc.creator.author Alemerien, Khalid Ali
dc.degree.departmentCollege Master of Science / Software Engineering, College of Science and Mathematics, 2013.
dc.date.created 2013

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