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Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects: A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects
CSMR 2013: Proceedings of the 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering: 5-8 March 2013, Genova, Italy
  • Pavneet Singh KOCHHAR, Singapore Management University
  • Tegawende F. BISSYANDE, University of Luxembourg
  • David LO, Singapore Management University
  • Lingxiao JIANG, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Version
Postprint
Publication Date
3-2013
Abstract

In software engineering, testing is a crucial activity that is designed to ensure the quality of program code. For this activity, development teams spend substantial resources constructing test cases to thoroughly assess the correctness of software functionality. What is however the proportion of open source projects that include test cases? What kind of projects are more likely to include test cases? In this study, we explore 50,000 projects and investigate the correlation between the presence of test cases and various project development characteristics, including the lines of code and the size of development teams.

Keywords
  • Empirical study,
  • Software testing,
  • Adequacy,
  • Test cases
ISBN
9781467358330
Identifier
10.1109/CSMR.2013.48
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
City or Country
Los Alamitos, CA
Copyright Owner and License
Authors
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/CSMR.2013.48
Citation Information
Pavneet Singh KOCHHAR, Tegawende F. BISSYANDE, David LO and Lingxiao JIANG. "Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects: A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects" CSMR 2013: Proceedings of the 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering: 5-8 March 2013, Genova, Italy (2013) p. 353 - 356
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/101/