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

R. Ramler, W. Putschögl. Reusing automated regression tests for multiple variants of a software product line. pages 122-123, 3, 2013.

Autoren
  • Rudolf Ramler
  • Werner Putschögl
BuchProceedings of the 2013 IEEE 6th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW2013)
TypIn Konferenzband
VerlagIEEE
ISBN978-1-4799-1324-4
Monat3
Jahr2013
Seiten122-123
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.