Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS

Extension of interface signature descriptions for automatic test generation.


E. S. Chernov.


In the paper the problem of extension of the standard information taken from signatures of program interfaces, for a possibility of automatic generation of the tests calling chains of such interfaces with correct parameters and in a correct environment is considered. This problem is actual at testing systems with greater number of interfaces (more than 1000) in conditions of the limited resources on creation of tests. For the description of the extended data the so-called specialized types specifying semantics of types of objects, returned values and parameters are entered. With their help it is possible to add the initial description of signatures of interfaces for effective generation of tests. Various kinds and properties of specialized types are considered. The aspects accelerating input of necessary additional data for groups of interfaces are discussed, too. The example of realization of storage of the extended information on interfaces in a database of Linux Standard Base standard is

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Automatic testing, Software testing, Standardization.


Proceedings of the Spring/Summer Young Researchers' Colloquium on Software Engineering, Volume 2, pp. 37-42.

DOI: 10.15514/SYRCOSE-2008-2-19

ISBN 978-5-91474-006-8.

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Software Engineering

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