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A Genetic Algorithm for Regression Test Sequence Optimization

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Executive Summary

Regression testing is the process of validating modified software to assure that changed parts of software behave as intended and unchanged parts of software have not been adversely affected by the modification. The regression test suite is typically large and needs an intelligent method to choose those test cases which will reduce the overall test cost. In this situation, test case prioritization techniques aim to improve the effectiveness of regression testing by ordering the test cases so that the most beneficial are executed first. In this approach, a new Genetic Algorithm to prioritize the regression test suite is introduced that will prioritize test cases dynamically on the basis of complete code coverage.

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