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Incorporation of Test Functionality into Software Components

  • Franck Barbier
  • Nicolas Belloir
  • Jean-Michel Bruel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2580)

Abstract

COTS components trustworthiness is a key issue to be addressed within the field of component-based software engineering. This problem relies on the duality between development and deployment. COTS components vendors may prove varied properties for their components but purchasers may want to validate these properties in different execution environments. Built-In Test is thus the ability to endow components with extra functionality in order to develop in-situ tests. This paper stresses a Java library that supports Built-In Contract Testing. Complex component behaviors are ruled and observed based on states and reactivity to client requests. A large component consisting in a Programmable Thermostat illustrates the Built-In Contract Testing technology and the offered Java library.

Keywords

State Machine Test Functionality Software Component Execution Environment Semantic Interoperability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franck Barbier
    • 1
  • Nicolas Belloir
    • 1
  • Jean-Michel Bruel
    • 1
  1. 1.LIUPPAUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l’AdourPau cedexFrance

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