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Criteria for Testing Polymorphic Relationships Roger T. Alexander and A. Jefferson Offutt
 

Summary: Criteria for Testing Polymorphic Relationships
Roger T. Alexander and A. Jefferson Offutt
George Mason University
Department of Information and Software Engineering
Software Engineering Research Laboratory
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
fralexand,ofutg@gmu.edu
11th International Symposium on Software Reliability En-
gineering (ISSRE '00), pages 1523, San Jose CA, October
2000.
Abstract
The emphasis in object-oriented programs is on defining
abstractions that have both state and behavior. This empha-
sis causes a shift in focus from software units to the way soft-
ware components are connected. Thus, we are finding that
we need less emphasis on unit testing and more on integra-
tion testing. The compositional relationships of inheritance
and aggregation, especially when combined with polymor-
phism, introduce new kinds of integration faults. This pa-
per presents results from an ongoing research project that

  

Source: Alexander, Roger T. - Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University
Offutt, Jeff - Department of Computer Science, George Washington University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences