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Evaluation of Fault Detection Effectiveness for Combinatorial and Exhaustive Selection of Discretized Test Inputs

Summary: The need for human review often causes high costs for testing of graphical interface software. Some testers advocate combinatorial testing, combining strong fault detection with a small number of tests. This article compares combinatorial testing with the traditional method of exhaustive human testing. Fault detection is shown to be comparable for a more than twentyfold reduction in number of tests when combinatorial testing was used.

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  • Topics: Software Quality
  • Keywords: Conformance, Modeling, Standards and specifications, World Wide Web (WWW), Combinatorial testing, Interoperability testing
  • Author: Montanez, Carmelo; Kuhn, D. Richard; Brady, Mary; Rivello, Richard M.; Reyes, Jenise; Powers; Michael K.
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine