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Prioritizing requirements-based regression test cases: a goal-driven practice

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dc.contributor.author Salehie, Mazeiar
dc.contributor.author Li, Sen
dc.contributor.author Tahvildari, Ladan
dc.contributor.author Dara, Rozita
dc.contributor.author Moore, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-15T10:50:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-15T10:50:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1709
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Any changes for maintenance or evolution purposes may break existing working features, or may violate the requirements established in the previous software releases. Regression testing is essential to avoid these problems, but it may be ended up with executing many time-consuming test cases. This paper tries to address prioritizing requirements-based regression test cases. To this end, system-level testing is focused on two practical issues in industrial environments: i) addressing multiple goals regarding quality, cost and effort in a project, and ii) using non-code metrics due to the lack of detailed code metrics in some situations. This paper reports a goal-driven practice at Research In Motion (RIM) towards prioritizing requirements-based test cases regarding these issues. Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) is adopted in identifying metrics for prioritization. Two sample goals are discussed to demonstrate the approach: detecting bugs earlier and maintaining testing effort. We use two releases of a prototype Web-based email client to conduct a set of experiments based on the two mentioned goals. Finally, we discuss lessons learned from applying the goal-driven approach and experiments, and we propose few directions for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Industrial tack of 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR);03/2011
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSMR.2011.46
dc.rights “© 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject test case prioritization en_US
dc.subject software regression testing en_US
dc.subject requirements based test cases en_US
dc.subject goal driven approaches en_US
dc.title Prioritizing requirements-based regression test cases: a goal-driven practice en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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