A new test selection technique that uses IBM XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers to build smarter test environments

Reduce the number of test cases used for regression testing without degrading test coverage

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Igor Todorovski, Jean Saad, and Francesco Cassullo

Date archived: December 2, 2016 | First published: June 26, 2012

Igor Todorovski, Jean Saad, and Francesco Cassullo introduce a test selection technique to reduce the number of test cases used for regression testing without degrading test coverage. It uses profile data from the function tracing feature (functrace) of the XL C/C++ and Fortran compilers to select a minimized and accurate subset of test cases.

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