On the relation between unit testing and code quality
Paper i proceeding, 2017

Unit testing has been considered as having a key role in building high quality software, and therefore it has been widely used in practice. However, data on the relationship between unit testing and aspects of software quality remain scarce. A survey study with 235 survey responses from seven organizations was conducted in order to understand the correlation between practitioners' perception of code quality and unit testing practices. In addition, we conducted a case study in one of these organizations to investigate the correlation between unit test coverage and post-unit test defects. In both cases none or weak correlations were found. We recommend further research on the effectiveness of different testing practices in order to help practitioners to understand how to best allocate their resources to the testing chain.

Code quality

Perceived quality

Value

Unit tests coverage

Författare

Lucas Gren

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering

Vard Antinyan

Proceedings - 43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2017

52-56 8051327

43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, SEAA 2017
Vienna, Austria,

Ämneskategorier

Annan data- och informationsvetenskap

Programvaruteknik

DOI

10.1109/SEAA.2017.36

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