Generalizing AOP for Aspect-Oriented TestingReport
In profiling program execution to assess the adequacy of a test set, a challenge is to select the code to be included in the coverage assessment. Current mechanisms for doing this are coarse-grained, assume traditional concepts of modularity, require tedious and error-prone manual selection, and leave the tester�s intent implicit in the input provided to the testing tools. The aspect-oriented constructs of languages such as AspectJ promise to help ease and extend our ability to select the code to be included in a test adequacy criterion and to document the tester�s intent within the source code itself. Our contribution is a language-centric approach to automated test adequacy analysis that we call concern coverage. We claim that our approach enables explicit, precise, abstract, and machine-readable representation of the tester�s intent and that it can ease testing by eliminating the need for manual selection and explicit maintenance of test adequacy criteria.
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Rajan, Hridesh, and Kevin Sullivan. "Generalizing AOP for Aspect-Oriented Testing." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2004).
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science