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Proteum/IM 2.0: An Integrated Mutation Testing Environment

  • Márcio Eduardo Delamaro
  • José Carlos Maldonado
  • Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi
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Part of the The Springer International Series on Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 24)

Abstract

Mutation testing has been used mostly at the unit level. To support its application few tools have been developed and used, mainly in the academic environment. Interface Mutation has been proposed aiming at applying mutation at the integration level. A tool named Proteum/IM was implemented to support such criterion. With the definition of the Interface Mutation criterion the tester has the possibility of applying mutation testing concepts throughout the software development. It seems mandatory to have a single, integrated environment that would support mutation-based unit and integration testing. Such environment, which provides facilities to investigate low-cost and incremental testing strategies, is the focus of this paper.

Keywords

Software Testing Mutation testing Interface Mutation Testing Tool Proteum/IM 2.0. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Márcio Eduardo Delamaro
    • 1
  • José Carlos Maldonado
    • 2
  • Auri Marcelo Rizzo Vincenzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade Estadual de MaringáBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de ComputaçãoUniversidade de São PauloBrazil

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