• International Journal of 

     Soft Computing and Software Engineering [JSCSE]

    ISSN:  2251-7545

    Prefix DOI  :  10.7321/jscse

    URL: http://JSCSE.com


    A Peer-Reviewed Journal 

  •  The International Journal of 

    Soft Computing and Software Engineering [JSCSE]


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Table of Contents [Vol. 3, No.12, December 2013]

Chayanika Sharma, Ritu Sibal
Doi : 10.7321/jscse.v3.n12.1
Page : 1 - 19
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Abstract . In recent past, a number of researchers have proposed genetic algorithm (GA) based strategies for finding optimal test order while minimizing the stub complexity during integration testing. Even though, metaheuristic algorithms have a wide variety of use in various medium to large size optimization problems [21], their application to solve the class integration test order (CITO) problem [12] has not been investigated. In this research paper, we propose to find a solution to CITO problem by the use of a GA based approach. We have proposed a class dependency graph (CDG) to model dependencies namely, association, aggregation, composition and inheritance between classes of unified modeling language (UML) class diagram. In our approach, weights are assigned to the edges connecting nodes of CDG and then these weights are used to model the cost of stubbing. Finally, we compare and discuss the empirical results of applying our approach with existing graph based and metaheuristic techniques to the CITO problem and highlight the relative merits and demerits of the various techniques.
Keyword : Metaheuristic techniques, CDG, stub, test order