From: Tobias Nipkow <email@example.com>
Regression Test Selection
This development provides a general definition for safe Regression Test
Selection (RTS) algorithms. RTS algorithms select which tests to rerun on
revised code, reducing the time required to check for newly introduced errors.
An RTS algorithm is considered safe if and only if all deselected tests would
have unchanged results. This definition is instantiated with two
class-collection-based RTS algorithms run over the JVM as modeled by JinjaDCI.
This is achieved with a general definition for Collection Semantics, small-step
semantics instrumented to collect information during execution. As the RTS
definition mandates safety, these instantiations include proofs of safety. This
work is described in Mansky and Gunter's LSFA 2020 paper and Mansky's doctoral
thesis (UIUC, 2020).
Last updated: Dec 05 2021 at 23:19 UTC