Fault-Based Testing

Authored by: Branson W. Murrill

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044189

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Abstract

Fault-based analysis and testing uses potential faults in the code as a basis for constructing test sets. Models of the functional behavior of software, such as the fault-failure and error flow models, enable the analysis of the code's behavior in the presence of possible faults and guide the selection of fault-revealing tests. Fault-based techniques discussed include symbolic fault-based testing, mutation analysis and testing, PIE analysis, propagation analysis, and perturbation analysis.

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