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CRC Press Inc
31 July 2013
Combinatorial testing of software analyzes interactions among variables using a very small number of tests. This advanced approach has demonstrated success in providing strong, low-cost testing in real-world situations. Introduction to Combinatorial Testing presents a complete self-contained tutorial on advanced combinatorial testing methods for real-world software.

The book introduces key concepts and procedures of combinatorial testing, explains how to use software tools for generating combinatorial tests, and shows how this approach can be integrated with existing practice. Detailed explanations and examples clarify how and why to use various techniques. Sections on cost and practical considerations describe tradeoffs and limitations that may impact resources or funding. While the authors introduce some of the theory and mathematics of combinatorial methods, readers can use the methods without in-depth knowledge of the underlying mathematics.

Accessible to undergraduate students and researchers in computer science and engineering, this book illustrates the practical application of combinatorial methods in software testing. Giving pointers to freely available tools and offering resources on a supplementary website, the book encourages readers to apply these methods in their own testing projects.
By:   D. Richard Kuhn (National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg Maryland USA), Raghu N. Kacker (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA), Yu Lei (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   5
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   522g
ISBN:   9781466552296
ISBN 10:   1466552298
Series:   Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series
Pages:   341
Publication Date:   31 July 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Combinatorial Methods in Testing Software Failures and the Interaction Rule Two Forms of Combinatorial Testing Covering Arrays The Test Oracle Problem Quick Start: How to Use the Basics of Combinatorial Methods Right Away Combinatorial Testing Applied Document Object Model, Carmelo Montanez-Rivera, D. Richard Kuhn, Mary Brady, Rick Rivello, Jenise Reyes Rodriguez, and Michael Powers Rich Web Applications, Chad M. Maughan Configuration Testing Runtime Environment Configurations Highly Configurable Systems and Software Product Lines Invalid Combinations and Constraints Cost and Practical Considerations Input Testing Partitioning the Input Space Input Variables versus Test Parameters Fault Type and Detectability Building Tests to Match an Operational Profile Scaling Considerations Cost and Practical Considerations Test Parameter Analysis, Eduardo Miranda What Should Be Included as a Test Parameter Combination Anomalies Classification Tree Method Modeling Methodology Selecting the System under Test Combinatorial Testing and Boundary Value Analysis Managing System State, George Sherwood Test Fact or Partitions with State Test Fact or Simplifications Sequence Unit Replay Model Single Region State Models Multiple Region State Models Measuring Combinatorial Coverage Software Test Coverage Combinatorial Coverage Using Combinatorial Coverage Cost and Practical Considerations Analysis of (t + 1)-Way Coverage Test Suite Prioritization by Combinatorial Coverage, Renee Bryce and Sreedevi Sampath Combinatorial Coverage for Test Suite Prioritization Algorithm Prioritization Criteria Review of Empirical Studies Tool: Combinatorial-Based Prioritization for User-Session-Based Testing Other Approaches to Test Suite Prioritization Using Combinatorial Interactions Cost and Practical Considerations Combinatorial Testing and Random Test Generation Coverage of Random Tests Adaptive Random Testing Tradeoffs: Covering Arrays and Random Generation Cost and Practical Considerations Sequence-Covering Arrays Sequence-Covering Array Definition Size and Construct ion of Sequence-Covering Arrays Using Sequence-Covering Arrays Cost and Practical Considerations Assertion-Based Testing Basic Assertions for Testing Stronger Assertion-Based Testing Cost and Practical Considerations Model-Based Testing Overview Access Control System Example SMV Model Integrating Combinatorial Tests into the Model Generating Tests from Counterexamples Cost and Practical Considerations Fault Localization Fault Localization Process Locating Faults: Example Cost and Practical Considerations Evolution from Design of Experiments Background Pairwise (Two-Way) Testing of Software Systems Combinatorial t-Way Testing of Software Systems Algorithms for Covering Array Construction, Linbin Yu and Yu Lei Overview Algorithm AETG Algorithm IPOG Cost and Practical Considerations Appendix A: Mathematics Review Appendix B: Empirical Data on Software Failures Appendix C: Resources for Combinatorial Testing Appendix D: Test Tools References Index A Summary and Review appear at the end of each chapter.

Reviews for Introduction to Combinatorial Testing

I was prepared at the outset to dislike this book. I expected a different subject. It was written by researchers who may or may not have been able to relate to practitioners. It was about a subject that seemed virtually impossible to make practical. But in the end, it turned out to be on a quite different subject, and the authors overcame all my concerns. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone involved in the practice of software testing. -Computing Reviews, March 2014

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