Automated Test Generation

In contrast to learning how to do manual testing, in this course you will learn how to generate tests automatically in the sense that test creation satisfying a given test goal or given requirement is performed automatically.

 

About the course

The increasing competition pressure for rapid introduction of new or modified system versions is posing problems to properly testing software. These pressures have led many organizations to begin transitioning their development processes to agile development and continuous integration, greatly shortening the time available to conduct comprehensive testing.

In contrast to learning how to do manual testing, in this course you will learn how to generate tests automatically in the sense that test creation satisfying a given test goal or given requirement is performed automatically.

This course provides an understanding of automating software testing using program analysis with the goal of intelligently and algorithmically creating tests. The course covers search-based test generation, combinatorial and random testing while highlighting the challenges associated with the use of automatic test generation.

You will learn

  • Understand algorithmic test generation techniques and their use in developer testing and continuous integration.

  • Understand how to automatically generate test cases with assertions.

  • Have a working knowledge and experience in static and dynamic generation of tests.

  • Have an overview knowledge in search-based testing and the use of machine learning for test generation.

Course Syllabus

For Course Syllabus use course code DVA481 in the search field

Teacher

Eduard Paul Enoiu, Researcher
+46 21 10 16 24

eduard.paul.enoiu@mdh.se

FutureE

The course is included in the FutureE project, which is partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation. You can find more information about FutureE here .