P.J. Clarke and B.A. Malloy (USA)
Class Abstraction Technique, Testing Object-Oriented
Software, Implementation-Based Testing.
The complexity of the features in the basic object
oriented (OO) structure, the class, has resulted in a plethora
of implementation-based testing techniques (IBTTs) to ad
equately test these features. In this paper we use our tax
onomy of OO classes to automatically catalog each class
in an OO program thereby reducing the analysis time re
quired by the tester when selecting IBTTs. We present a
study that shows the number of entities to be analyzed by a
tester when selecting IBTTs can be reduced by 53% if the
class under test (CUT) is first cataloged using our taxon
omy of OO classes.