Patent Number: 8,793,656

Title: Method and apparatus for regression testing selection for a framework-based application

Abstract: A selection method and related application is provided for a framework-based application having programming applications with both language program files and configuration files. In one embodiment, the method comprises abstracting a frame configuration model instance by analyzing configuration files prior to any modifications made to the program. The frame configuration model instance denoting individual configuration nodes in the framework model and further defining relationship between one or more code units in the configuration nodes and program code units in the application. Then one or more control test cases are constructed by profiling select test cases of the application, wherein the control flow consists of code units traversed during test case execution and control flow of said code units. Subsequently, an extended control flow is obtained by correlating configuration nodes in the framework configuration model instance with the code units in said control flow.

Inventors: Huang; Sheng (Shanghai, CN), Li; Shao C. (Beijing, CN), Li; Zhong J. (Beijing, CN), Liu; He H. (Beijing, CN), Tan; Hua F. (Beijing, CN), Zhu; Jun (Beijing, CN), Zhu; Wei (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 9/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018