Berard, Edward. Essays on Object-Oriented Software Engineering. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. $35. This book has two chapters on testing of object-oriented software, focusing on how to do it.
Berard, Edward. Project Management Handbook. Must be purchased direct from Berard Software Engineering, Ltd., 902 Wind River Lane, Suite 203, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. $225. The book focuses on the management of OOP projects. It includes one chapter on testing OO software and one chapter on quality assurance.
Bezier, Boris, "Software Testing Techniques", 2nd edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990, 503pp, $43, ISBN 0-442-20672-0. While this is not specifically about testing of OOP, it is mentioned so often by so many people as a definitive software testing work, that I have to mention it anyway.
Cheatham Thomas J., and Lee Mellinger, "Testing Object-Oriented Software Systems", Proceedings of the 18th ACM Annual Computer Science Conference, ACM, Inc., New York, NY, 1990, pp. 161-165.
Doong, Roong-Ko and Phyllis G. Frankl, "Case Studies on Testing Object-Oriented Programs", Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Testing, Analysis, and Verification (TAV4), 1991, ACM, Inc., New York, NY, 1991, pp. 165-177.
Fiedler, Steven P., "Object-Oriented Unit Testing", Hewlett-Packard Journal, April, 1989, pp. 69-74.
Firesmith, D.G., "Testing Object-Oriented Software", Proceedings of 11th. TOOLS USA Conference, Santa Barbara, Aug 1993, pp 407-426.
Frankl, Phyllis G. and Roong-Ko Doong, "Tools for Testing Object-Oriented Programs", Proceedings of the 8th Pacific Northwest Conference on Software Quality, 1990, pp. 309-324. One author can be reached at email@example.com.
Graham, J.A., Drakeford, A.C.T., Turner, C.D. 1993. The Verification, Validation and Testing of Object Oriented Systems, BT Technol J. Vol 11, No 3. One author's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harrold, Mary Jean, John D. McGregor, and Kevin J. Fitzpatrick, "Incremental Testing of Object-Oriented Class Structures", International Conference on Software Engineering, May, 1992, ACM, Inc., pp. 68 - 80.
Hoffman, Daniel and Paul Strooper. A Case Study in Class Testing. To be Presented at the IBM Center for Advanced Studies Fall Conference, October 1993, Toronto. Email addresses for authors are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Describes an approach to testing which the authors call Testgraphs. An example is worked out in C++ which tests a commercial class.
Hoffman, D. M. A CASE Study in Module Testing. In Proc. Conf. Software Maintenance, pp. 100-105. IEEE Computer Society, October 1989.
Hoffman, D.M. and P.A. Strooper. Graph-Based Class Testing. In 7th Australian Software Engineering Conference (to appear), 1993.
Klimas, Edward "Quality Assurance Issues for Smalltalk Based Applications", The Smalltalk Report, Vol. 1, No. 9, pp.3-7. The author's email address is "email@example.com".
Lakos, John S. "Designing-In Quality in Large C++ Projects" Presented at the 10th Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 21, 1993. Abstract: The focus of this paper is on ensuring quality by designing software that avoids acyclic component dependencies. This in-turn permits incremental, hierarchical testing. The importance of good physical design becomes a key factor only for large and very large projects. Intuition gained from smaller projects leads to errors in large designs. Compile-coupling ("Insulation") is also discussed. Copies of the postscript file can be obtained by sending email to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Leavens, G. T., "Modular Specification and Verification of Object-Oriented Programs", IEEE Software, July 1991, pp. 72-80.
Love, Tom. Object Lessons. SIGS Books, 588 Broadway #604, New York, NY 10012. $49. This book eloquently elucidates the need for testing of object- oriented code and has a chapter on how it was done at Stepstone during the first release of their initial class library.
Marick, Brian. The Craft of Software Testing, Prentice-Hall, in press. Makes the argument that testing of object-oriented software is simply a special case of testing software which retains state and which is reused. The author can be reached at email@example.com.
Narick, Brian. "Testing Software that Reuses", Technical Note 2, Testing Foundations, Champaign, Illinois, 1992. Copies may be obtainable via email. The author can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murphy, G.C., Wong, P. 1992, Towards a Testing Methodology for Object Oriented Systems, M.P.R Teltech Ltd. A poster at the Conference on Object Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications ACM. Copies of this paper can be obtained through email@example.com.
Murphy, G. and P. Wong. Object-Oriented Systems Testing Methodology: An Overview. Techical Report TR92-0656, MPR Teltech Ltd., October 1992.
Perry, D.E. and G.E. Kaiser, "Adequate Testing and Object-Oriented Programming", Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, 2(5):13-19, Jan/Feb 1990.
Purchase, Jan A. and Russel L. Winder, "Debugging tools for object-oriented programming", Journal of Object-Oriented Programming, June, 1991, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 10 - 27.
Smith, M. D. and D. J. Robson, " A Framework for Testing Object-Oriented Programs", JOOP, 5(3):45-53, June 1992. Describes ways in which the usual approach to software testing could be adapted for object-oriented software. This paper, or one with the same title and authors, is available by anonymous ftp from vega.dur.ac.uk as "/pub/papers/foot.dvi".
Smith, M. D. and D. J. Robson, "Object-Oriented Programming - the Problems of Validation", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software Maintenance 1990, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA., pp. 272-281.
Taylor, David. "A quality-first program for object technology", Object Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, July-August 1992, pp17-18. SIGs Publications. The article talks some about why testing is important for OOP and describes one quality program.
Theilen, David. "No Bugs. Delivering error free code in C and C++.", Addison-Wesley, 1992, ISBN:0-201-60890-1.
Turner, C. D. and D. J. Robson, "The Testing of Object-Oriented Programs", Technical Report TR-13/92, Computer Science Division, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences (SECS), University of Durham, England. Includes a survey of existing literature on testing of OO programs. Testing of OOP is compared with traditional software testing. A state-based approach is described. This paper is available by anonymous ftp from vega.dur.ac.uk in /pub/papers. Get "toop.ps.Z" for A4 paper and "toopus.ps.Z" for US letter paper formatting.
Turner, C. D. and D. J. Robson, "A Suite of Tools for the State-Based Testing of Object-Oriented Programs", Technical Report TR-14/92, Computer Science Division, School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), University of Durham, Durham, England. Describes a series of tools for the generation and execution of test cases for OOP. These tools assume a state-based testing approach. This paper is available by anonymous ftp from vega.dur.ac.uk in /pub/papers. Get "tools.ps.Z" for A4 paper formatting or get "toolsus.ps.Z" for US letter formatting.
Turner, C. D. and D. J. Robson, "Guidance for the Testing of Object- Oriented Programs", Technical Report TR-2/93, Computer Science Division, School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), University of Durham, Durham, England. Discusses different methods of making class declarations and the implications of those methods for testing. This paper is available by anonymous ftp from vega.dur.ac.uk in /pub/papers. Get "guide.ps.Z" for A4 paper formatting or get "guideus.ps.Z" for US letter formatting.
Turner, C. D. and D. J. Robson, "State-Based Testing and Inheritance", Technical Report TR-1/93, Computer Science Division, School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), University of Durham, Durham, England. Discusses the implications of inheritance for testing, particularily incremental testing. This paper is available by anonymous ftp from vega.dur.ac.uk in /pub/papers. Get toopinht.ps.Z" for A4 paper formatting or get "toopinhtus.ps.Z" for US letter formatting.
Wong, P. Automated Class Exerciser (ACE) User's Guide. Technical Report TR92-0655, MPR Teltech Ltd., September 1992. > Courses
Berard Software Engineering, Inc. teaches a seminar on Testing of Object-Oriented Software (TOOS). The next one scheduled that I know of is November 8-12, in Washington. Call 301-417-9884 for details.
Quality Fractals, Inc. has a course called "Testing Object-Oriented Software". Contact: 508-359-7273 (Box 337, Medfield, MA 02052). The course is taught by Shel Siegel of YESS!, Inc. Contact: 916-944-1032.
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