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Wed 12 Oct 2022 10:00 - 10:20 at Banquet A - Technical Session 10 - Testing I Chair(s): Gordon Fraser

Unit tests are widely used to check source code quality, but they can be too coarse-grained or ill-suited for testing individual program statements. We introduce inline tests to make it easier to check for faults in statements. We motivate inline tests through several language features and a common testing scenario in which inline tests could be beneficial. For example, inline tests can allow a developer to test a regular expression in place. We also define language-agnostic requirements for inline testing frameworks. Lastly, we implement I-Test, the first inline testing framework. I-Test works for Python and Java, and it satisfies most of the requirements. We evaluate I-Test on open-source projects by using it to test 144 statements in 31 Python programs and 37 Java programs. We also perform a user study. All nine user study participants say that inline tests are easy to write and that inline testing is beneficial. The cost of running inline tests is negligible, at 0.007x–0.014x, and our inline tests helped find two faults that have been fixed by the developers.

Wed 12 Oct

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10:00 - 12:00
Technical Session 10 - Testing IResearch Papers / Industry Showcase / Tool Demonstrations at Banquet A
Chair(s): Gordon Fraser University of Passau
Research paper
Inline Tests
Research Papers
Yu Liu University of Texas at Austin, Pengyu Nie University of Texas at Austin, Owolabi Legunsen Cornell University, Milos Gligoric University of Texas at Austin
LiveRef: a Tool for Live Refactoring Java Code
Tool Demonstrations
Sara Fernandes FEUP, Universidade do Porto, Ademar Aguiar FEUP, Universidade do Porto, André Restivo LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Research paper
Sorry, I don't Understand: Improving Voice User Interface Testing
Research Papers
Emanuela Guglielmi University of Molise, Giovanni Rosa University of Molise, Simone Scalabrino University of Molise, Gabriele Bavota Software Institute, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Rocco Oliveto University of Molise
Industry talk
MOREST: Industry Practice of Automatic RESTful API Testing
Industry Showcase
Yi Liu Nanyang Technological University, Yuekang Li Nanyang Technological University, Yang Liu Nanyang Technological University, Ruiyuan Wan , Runchao Wu Huawei Inc., Qingkun Liu Huawei Cloud Computing Technologies Co., Ltd
Research paper
VITAS : Guided Model-based VUI Testing of VPA AppsVirtual
Research Papers
Suwan Li Nanjing University, Lei Bu Nanjing University, Guangdong Bai University of Queensland, Zhixiu Guo Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Kai Chen SKLOIS, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Hanlin Wei The University of Queensland