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An empirical study of adoption of software testing in open source projects
2013 13th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2013): Proceedings: 29-30 July 2013, Nanjing, China
  • Pavneet Singh KOCHHAR, Singapore Management University
  • Tegawende F. BISSYANDE, University of Bordeaux
  • David LO, Singapore Management University
  • Lingxiao JIANG, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Version
Postprint
Publication Date
7-2013
Abstract
In software engineering, testing is a crucial activity that is designed to ensure the quality of program code. For this activity, software teams spend substantial resources constructing test cases to thoroughly assess the correctness of software functionality. What is the proportion of open source projects that include test cases? What is the effect of number of developers on the number of test cases? In this study, we explore open source projects and investigate the correlation between the presence of test cases and various project development characteristics, including the number of lines of code, the size of development teams and the quantity of bug reports. The results show that projects with test cases are bigger in size and projects with bigger team sizes have higher number of test cases. However, surprisingly, number of test cases has a weak correlation with the number of bugs.
Keywords
  • Empirical study,
  • Software testing,
  • Adequacy,
  • Test cases
ISBN
9781479905003
Identifier
10.1109/QSIC.2013.57
Publisher
IEEE
City or Country
Piscataway, NJ
Copyright Owner and License
Authors
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Additional URL
http://doi.org/10.1109/QSIC.2013.57
Citation Information
Pavneet Singh KOCHHAR, Tegawende F. BISSYANDE, David LO and Lingxiao JIANG. "An empirical study of adoption of software testing in open source projects" 2013 13th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2013): Proceedings: 29-30 July 2013, Nanjing, China (2013) p. 103 - 112
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/124/