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Abstract

Software Systems often undergo changes or modifications based on the change in requirements. So, it becomes necessary to ensure that the changes don’t bring with themselves any side effects or errors that may be hampering the overall objective of developing good quality software. A need is felt to continuously test the software so that such type of risks may be kept at minimum. In recent years, agent-based systems have received considerable attention in both academics and industry. The agent-oriented paradigm can be considered as a natural extension of the object-oriented (OO) paradigm. In this paper, a procedure for regression testing has been proposed to write algorithms for monitor agent and the test case generator agent for regression testing using an agent based approach. For illustration an example Book Trading agent based system is used for the testing purposes.

Keywords

Regression Testing Agent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Praveen Ranjan Srivastava
    • 1
  • Tai-hoon Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science & Information System GroupBITS PILANI(India)
  2. 2.Dept. of Multimedia EngineeringHannam UniversityKorea

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