Testing Techniques in Software Engineering

Second Pernambuco Summer School on Software Engineering, PSSE 2007, Recife, Brazil, December 3-7, 2007, Revised Lectures

  • Paulo Borba
  • Ana Cavalcanti
  • Augusto Sampaio
  • Jim Woodcook
Textbook PSSE 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Patrícia Machado, Auri Vincenzi, José Carlos Maldonado
    Pages 1-17
  3. Auri Vincenzi, Márcio Delamaro, Erika Höhn, José Carlos Maldonado
    Pages 18-58
  4. Patrícia Machado, Augusto Sampaio
    Pages 59-103
  5. John D. McGregor
    Pages 104-140
  6. Nikolai Tillmann, Jonathan de Halleux, Wolfram Schulte
    Pages 141-202
  7. Michael Hennell
    Pages 203-214
  8. Marie-Claude Gaudel
    Pages 215-242
  9. Back Matter

About this book


The Pernambuco School on Software Engineering (PSSE) 2007 was the second in a series of events devoted to the study of advanced computer science and to the promotion of international scienti?c collaboration. The main theme in 2007 was testing. Testing is nowadays a key activity for assuring software quality. The summer school and its proceedings were intended to give a detailed tutorial introduction to the scienti?c basis of this activity and its state of the art. Theseproceedingsrecordthecontributionsfromtheinvitedlecturers.Eachof thechaptersistheresultofathoroughrevisionoftheinitialnotesprovidedtothe participants of the school. The revision was inspired by the synergy generated by the opportunity for the lecturers to present and discuss their work among themselves and with the school’s attendees. The editors have tried to produce a coherent view of the topic by harmonizing these contributions, smoothing out di?erences in notation and approach, and providing links between the lectures. We apologize to the authors for any errors introduced by our extensive editing. Although the chapters are linked in severalways, each one is su?ciently se- contained to be read in isolation. Nevertheless, Chap. 1 should be read ?rst by those interested in an introduction to testing. Chapter 1 introduces the terminology adopted in this book. It also provides an overview of the testing process, and of the types (functional, structural, and so on)anddimensions(unit,integration,andsoon)ofthetestingactivity.Themain strategies employed in the central activity of test selection are also discussed. Most of the material presented in this introductory chapter is addressedin more depth in the following chapters.


Software Engineering algebraic specifications concurrency fault-based testing parameterized unit testing program optimization programming selection software quality testing transmission systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulo Borba
    • 1
  • Ana Cavalcanti
    • 2
  • Augusto Sampaio
    • 1
  • Jim Woodcook
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de InformáticaUniversidade Federal de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkHeslingtonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14334-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14335-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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