International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)
ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)
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IJMECS Vol.6, No.11, Nov. 2014
A Study and Review on the Development of Mutation Testing Tools for Java and Aspect-J Programs
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Mutation analysis in software testing is observed as the most effective way to validate the software under inspection. In last decade, number of researchers developed various methods and tools to apply mutation testing on Aspect Oriented Programs. In this paper, authors analyzed numerous mutation testing based tools available to test the Java and AspectJ programs. All effective and popular Aspect-J testing tools have been considered and analyzed in this paper, based on essential requirements in this context, considered to be fulfilled by testing tools decided by testing professional and researchers for such tools. This paper analyzed the work progress in the field of mutation testing techniques and tools specific to Java and AspectJ. This work considered essential parameters on which the analysis of analyzed tools is carried out. In case of addition parameters considered for evaluation, some of the resultant metrics may vary slightly under modification in basic requirements. Based on the numeric value estimated, it is finally suggested the merits of a mutation tool under different circumstances. This is the extension of the work carried by us in previous review for aspect based mutation testing techniques.
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Pradeep Kumar Singh, Om Prakash Sangwan, Arun Sharma,"A Study and Review on the Development of Mutation Testing Tools for Java and Aspect-J Programs", IJMECS, vol.6, no.11, pp.1-10, 2014.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2014.11.01
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