WIT Press


The Problematics Of Testing Object-oriented Software

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940292

Volume

9

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,343 kb

Author(s)

S. Barbey & A. Strohmeier

Abstract

Within object-oriented methods, testing has received less attention than analysis, design, and coding. However, object-orientedness does not make testing obsolete and can even introduce new problems into the production of correct programs and their testing. Most work in testing has been done with "procedure-oriented" software in mind. Traditional methods, despite their efficiency, cannot be applied without adaptation to object-oriented systems. In an object-oriented sys- tem, the basic test unit is a class instead of a subprogram; hence, testing should focus on classes and objects. Moreover, it is not possible to test the operations of a class in isolation, as they intera

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