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Empirical Study of Concurrency Mutation Operators for Java

Wu, Leon Li; Kaiser, Gail E.

Mutation testing is a white-box fault-based software testing technique that applies mutation operators to modify program source code or byte code in small ways and then runs these modified programs (i.e., mutants) against a test suite in order to measure its effectiveness and locate the weaknesses either in the test data or in the program that are seldom or never exposed during normal execution. In this paper, we describe our implementation of a generic mutation testing framework and the results of applying three sets of concurrency mutation operators on four example Java programs through empirical study and analysis.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-041-10
Published Here
June 9, 2011
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