Evaluation of Deletion Mutation Operators in Mutation Testing of C# Programs

Anna Derezińska

Abstract

Deletion mutation operators were endorsed to be beneficial in effective evaluation of tests for C and Java in comparison to traditional structural mutation operators. They were also supposed to generate fewer equivalent mutants. In this work we present evaluation of deletion mutation operators in the context of structural and object-oriented operators used in first and second order mutation testing of C# programs. Deletion operators could surpass standard mutation operators in the lower number of generated mutants and decreased mutation testing time. Experiments on C# programs were conducted on statement and operator deletion mutation operators. Considering mutation time, it could be profitable to replace other structural mutation operators with the deletion ones, although there are no distinctive results in reduction of the number of equivalent mutants.
Author Anna Derezińska II
Anna Derezińska,,
- The Institute of Computer Science
Pages97-108
Publication size in sheets0.55
Book Zamojski Wojciech, Mazurkiewicz Jacek, Sugier Jarosław, Walkowiak Tomasz, Kacprzyk Janusz (eds.): Dependability Engineering and Complex Systems. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems DepCoS-RELCOMEX, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 470, 2016, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-39638-5, [978-3-319-39639-2], 606 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-39639-2
Keywords in EnglishMutation testing, Deletion mutation operators, Mutation cost reduction, C#, Visual studio
DOIDOI:10.1007/978-3-319-39639-2_9
URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/
projectDevelopment of new algorithms in the areas of software and computer architecture, artificial intelligence and information systems and computer graphics . Project leader: Rybiński Henryk, , Phone: +48 22 234 7731, start date 18-05-2015, end date 30-11-2016, II/2015/DS/1, Completed
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Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterSeriesAndMatConf
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