Automatic Generation of Data Flow Test Paths Using a Genetic Algorithm

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
Path testing a program involves generating all paths through the program, and finding a set of program inputs that will execute every path. Since it is impossible to cover all paths in a program, path testing can be relaxed by selecting a subset of all executable paths that fulfill a certain path selection criterion and finding test data to cover it. The automatic generation of such test paths leads to more test coverage paths thus resulting in efficient and effective testing strategy. This paper presents a structural-oriented technique that uses a Genetic Algorithm (GA) for automatic generation of a set of test paths that cover the all-uses criterion.

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