Advertisement

On Building Testable Software Components

  • Jerry Gao
  • Kamal Gupta
  • Shalini Gupta
  • Simon Shim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)

Abstract

Component engineering is gaining substantial interest in the software engineering community. A lot of research efforts have been devoted to the analysis and design methods for component-based software. However, only few papers address the testing of software components and component-based software. This paper focuses on how to build testable software components by increasing the testability of software components. The paper introduces the concept of testable bean, and proposes a new way to construct a testable bean based on a testable architecture and well-defined built-in interfaces. In addition, the paper also reports our efforts on developing a test bed to achieve automation for test beans.

Keywords

Software Component Test Agent Component Test Test Tool Test Script 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Councill, William T.: Third-Party Testing and the Quality of Software Components. IEEE Software, Vol. 16 (4), IEEE Computer Society Press, (1999), 55–57.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Gao, Jerry Z.: Testing Component-Based Software. International Conference on Software Testing Analysis and Review (STARWEST’99). San Jose, June (1999).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Gao, Jerry Z.,: Component Testability and Component Testing Challenges. The Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Component-based Software Engineering: Reflects and Practice, Limerick, Ireland, June (2000).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gao, Jerry Z., Zhu, Eugene, Shim, Simon, and Chang, Lee: Monitoring Software Components and Component-Based Software. The Proceedings of the wenty-fourth Annual International Computer Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC’2000), Taipei, Taiwan, October (2000), IEEE Computer Society Press (2000).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Freedman, Roy S.: Testability of Software Components. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 17 (6), IEEE Computer Society Press (1991), 553–564.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Nagin, Kenneth, and Hartman, Alan: A Case Study: TCBeans/GOTCHA Software Test Tool Kit. The Twelfth International Software Quality Week 1999 (QW’99).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rosenblum, David S.: Adequate Testing of Component-Based Software. Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, Technical Report UCI-ICS-97-34, (1997).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Stocks, P. A., and Carrington, D. A.: A Framework for Speci.cation-Based Testing. IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Vol. 22 (11), IEEE Computer Society Press (1996), 777–794.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Voas, J. M. and Miller, Keith W.: Software Testability: The New Verification. IEEE Software, Vol. 12 (3), IEEE Computer Society Press (1995), 17–28.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Wang, Yingxu, King, Graham, and Wickburg, Hakan: A Method for Built-in Tests in Component-based Software Maintenance, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, (1998).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Weyuker, Elaine J.: Testing Component-Based Software: A Cautionary Tale. IEEE Software, Vol. 15 (5), IEEE Computer Society press, (1998), 54–59.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Gupta, Kamal and Gupta, Shalino: Design for Testability of Software Components. San Jose State University, Technical Report, (2000).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry Gao
    • 1
  • Kamal Gupta
    • 1
  • Shalini Gupta
    • 1
  • Simon Shim
    • 1
  1. 1.San Jose State UniversitySan Jose

Personalised recommendations