In software testing, the test oracle determines if the application under test has performed an execution correctly. In current testing practice and research, significant effort and thought is placed on selecting test inputs, with the selection of test oracles largely neglected. Here, we argue that improvements to the testing process can be made by considering the problem of oracle selection. In particular, we argue that selecting the test oracle and test inputs together to complement one another may yield improvements testing effectiveness. We illustrate this using an example and present selected results from an ongoing study demonstrating the relationship between test suite selection, oracle selection, and fault finding.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ICSE 2011 - 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering, Proceedings of the Conference|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2011|
|Event||33rd International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2011 - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, United States|
Duration: May 21 2011 → May 28 2011
|Name||Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering|
|Other||33rd International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2011|
|City||Waikiki, Honolulu, HI|
|Period||5/21/11 → 5/28/11|
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- empirical studies
- test oracles