A toolsuite for testing analysis of real-time Ada applications

Yann Hang Lee, Young Joon Byun, Ji Xiao, O. Goh, W. E. Wong, A. Lee

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Abstract

Software testing is one of the most expensive phases in the software life cycle. Even for the best commercial grade software, it seldom contains fewer than 100 faults per million lines of code. These faults result in failures and costs for customers which software manufacturers are motivated to avoid. It is not unusual for manufacturers to spend 40% or more of their software budgets on testing in an effort to eliminate these faults. Hence, it is very important to provide a solution, supported by tools, which not only can reduce the cost but also improve the quality. The authors describe their effort in developing an Ada program instrumentation environment, Ada-PINE, for testing real time Ada programs. This tool can help developers and testers in many ways such as determining how well the software has been tested, displaying the code that has not been executed, and improving the code coverage in the most effective way. It can also conduct test set minimization with respect to code coverage and select effective fault-revealing regression tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages65-69
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769505597, 9780769505596
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology, ASSET 2000 - Richardson, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2000Mar 25 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology

Other

Other3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology, ASSET 2000
CountryUnited States
CityRichardson
Period3/24/003/25/00

Keywords

  • Costs
  • Flow graphs
  • Instruments
  • Life testing
  • NASA
  • Software maintenance
  • Software testing
  • Software tools
  • Space shuttles
  • Space technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Lee, Y. H., Byun, Y. J., Xiao, J., Goh, O., Wong, W. E., & Lee, A. (2000). A toolsuite for testing analysis of real-time Ada applications. In Proceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology (pp. 65-69). [888033] (Proceedings - 3rd IEEE Symposium on Application-Specific Systems and Software Engineering Technology). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASSET.2000.888033