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Specifying a Testing Oracle for Train Stations – Going beyond with Product Line Technology

Specifying a Testing Oracle for Train Stations – Going beyond with Product Line Technology

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This paper presents an approach for automatically generating a testing oracle for train stations. Based on a model of a train station and a formal definition of the behavior of the station, Alloy is used to generate all positive traces from a given situation. By specifying the precondition (test input), a simulation of the station model gives all legal train movement from this state, which defines the testing oracle. This oracle can be used for checking the result of testing the implementation of the station by comparing the train movement from the test with the legal train movement specified by the oracle. We suggest a prototype implementation based on the Train Control Language and give an example oracle for a typical test-case. Furthermore, we elaborate on the benefits of using product line technology, given by the Common Variability Language, to reduce the analysis effort necessary to obtain the oracle for product models
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
  • Andreas Svendsen
  • Øystein Haugen
  • Birger Møller-Pedersen
Institusjon(er)
  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • SINTEF Digital / Software and Service Innovation
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Publisert i
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
ISSN
0302-9743
Forlag
Springer
Årgang
7167
Side(r)
187 - 201