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Demo: PIT a practical mutation testing tool for Java
Coles, Henry; Laurent, Thomas; Ventresque, Anthony; Henard, Christopher; Papadakis, Mike
Mutation analysis introduces program defects with the intend of verifying whether candidate tests are able to trigger anomalous behaviour. In case the tests can distinguish the defective behaviour from that of the original program, they are considered of good quality { otherwise developers need to design new tests. While, this method has been shown to be e ective, industry-scale code challenges its applicability due to the sheer number of mutants and test executions it requires. In this paper we present PIT, a practical mutation testing tool for Java, applicable on real-world codebases. PIT is fast since it operates on bytecode and optimises mutant executions. It is also robust and well integrated with development tools, as it can be invoked through a command line interface, Ant or Maven. PIT is also open source and hence, publicly available at
Keyword(s): mutation testing; PIT; automated tool
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Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): ISSTA 2016 Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis;pp. 449-452
Publisher(s): Association for Computing Machinery
First Indexed: 2019-09-19 06:26:46 Last Updated: 2019-09-19 06:26:46