Mutation testing: fewer, smarter and faster. 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

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Software updates are omnipresent in today's society and every year ICT companies release faster. Tesla for example loads new software in its cars once every month; amazon goes even faster and pushes changes to its servers every 12 seconds! With such fast release cycles the need for effective quality gates is rising: software teams must take all possible steps to prevent that defects slip into production. In this project proposal we will investigate three different ways to improve mutation testing, which is the state of the art technique to verify the fault detection capacity of a test suite. We will pursue three different angles for improvement (fewer, smarter, and faster) to make mutation testing effective, even with such rapid release cycles.

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Mutation testing: fewer, smarter and faster. 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018

Abstract

Software updates are omnipresent in today's society and every year ICT companies release faster. Tesla for example loads new software in its cars once every month; amazon goes even faster and pushes changes to its servers every 12 seconds! With such fast release cycles the need for effective quality gates is rising: software teams must take all possible steps to prevent that defects slip into production. In this project we will investigate three different ways to improve mutation testing, which is the state of the art technique to verify the fault detection capacity of a test suite. We will pursue three different angles for improvement (fewer, smarter, and faster) to make mutation testing effective, even with such rapid release cycles.

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