Technique for Test Case Selection in Software Maintenance



The main problem of maintaining a program is that the large number of the selected test cases can increase the executing time and maintenance cost. Therefore, the random selection, the data flow technique and a safe regression test are proposed. Unfortunately, the results of the traditional technique cannot satisfy the development team. According to this, the technique for test case selection is proposed. There are 2 main methods used, which are finding the minimum numbers of test cases and selecting the relevant test cases. It can select the smaller size of a test suite when compared with the results from using the traditional techniques. Beside this, it also gives the minimum effects from the new faults, which may occurred during the maintenance process.



Software maintenance, regression test, test suite, test case

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