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JSW 2012 Vol.7(5): 1121-1128 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.5.1121-1128

Edge Coverage Analysis for Software Architecture Testing

Lijun Lun1, Xin Chi1, and Xuemei Ding2
1College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China
2Faculty of Software, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China

Abstract—Software architecture is perceived as one of the most important artifacts created during a system's design, to control software complexity, improve system quality, support software development and reuse and so on. Coverage analysis is a structural testing technique, which helps to eliminate gaps in a test suite and determines when to stop testing. To compute test coverage, the paper presents a new concept – coverage about edge based on C2-style architecture. Firstly, the software architecture is represented using C2-style, then we use architecture component interaction graph (CIG) to describe interface connection relationship, then we define three testing criteria and introduce algorithms to generate testing coverage set according to edge types of CIG. Finally, we present four edges coverage to compute coverage effectiveness.

Index Terms—software architecture testing; C2-style; component interaction graph; edge coverage criteria; coverage analysis

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Cite: Lijun Lun, Xin Chi, and Xuemei Ding, "Edge Coverage Analysis for Software Architecture Testing" Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1121-1128, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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