ICPC 2018
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Mon 28 May 2018 16:17 - 16:27 at J1 room - Readibility, Features and APIs Chair(s): Yoshiki Higo

Software testing is one of the most crucial tasks in the typical devel- opment process. Developers are usually required to write unit test cases for the code they implement. Since this is a time-consuming task, in last years many approaches and tools for automatic test case generation —such as EvoSuite— have been introduced. Nevertheless, developers have to maintain and evolve tests to sustain the changes in the source code; therefore, having readable test cases is important to ease such a process. However, it is still not clear whether developers make an effort in writing readable unit tests. Therefore, in this paper, we conduct an explorative study comparing the readability of manually written test cases with the classes they test. Moreover, we deepen such analysis looking at the readability of automatically generated test cases. Our results suggest that developers tend to neglect the readability of test cases and that automatically generated test cases are generally even less readable than manually written ones.

Mon 28 May
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16:00 - 17:30: Technical Research - Readibility, Features and APIs at J1 room
Chair(s): Yoshiki HigoOsaka University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:00 - 16:17
Rodrigo SantosIPT-SP, Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:17 - 16:27
Giovanni GranoUniversity of Zurich, Simone ScalabrinoUniversity of Molise, Harald GallUniversity of Zurich, Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:27 - 16:37
Zoltan PorkolabEotvos Lorond University, Dániel KruppEricsson Ltd, Tibor BrunnerEricsson Hungary, Marton CsordasEricsson Hungary
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:37 - 16:54
Sarah FakhouryWashington State University, Yuzhan MaWashington State University Pullman, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University Pullman, Olusola AdesopeWashington State University
DOI Pre-print
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:54 - 17:11
Ran MoDrexel University, Yuanfang Cai Drexel University, Rick KazmanUniversity of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Qiong FengDrexel University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research17:11 - 17:21
Industry talk
Gregory S. DeLozier, Michael DeckerBowling Green State University, Christian NewmanRochester Institute of Technology, Jonathan MaleticKent State University