Reusing automated regression tests for multiple variants of a software product line

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Werner Putschögl
Editors
Title Reusing automated regression tests for multiple variants of a software product line
Booktitle Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 6th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW2013)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE
ISBN 978-1-4799-1324-4
Month March
Year 2013
Pages 122-123
SCCH ID# 1306
Abstract

The high number of possible variants of software product lines raises a considerable practical challenge in testing. In this paper we report our experience with a simple approach that reuses existing automated system tests of a specific product variant to increase the coverage of new variants with little extra effort. The approach has been developed and applied for a soft-ware product line in a mechanical engineering company. The existing 300 automated regression tests have been reused on ten new product variants. The results showed that the proposed ap-proach successfully accomplished to increase the test coverage.