Just-In-Time Test Smell Detection and Refactoring: The DARTS Project
Test smells represent sub-optimal design or implementation solutions applied when developing test cases. Previous research has shown that these smells may decrease both maintainability and effectiveness of tests and, as such, researchers have been devising methods to automatically detect them. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of tools that developers can use within their integrated development environment to identify test smells and refactor them. In this paper, we present DARTS (Detection And Refactoring of Test Smells), an Intellij plug-in which (1) implements a state-of-the-art detection mechanism to detect instances of three test smell types, i.e., General Fixture, Eager Test, and Lack of Cohesion of Test Methods, at commit-level and (2) enables their automated refactoring through the integrated APIs provided by Intellij.
Source Code. https://github.com/StefanoLambiase/DARTS