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Constraint-based testing is an automatic test case generation approach where the tested application is transformed into constraints whose solutions are adequate test data. In previous work, we have shown that this technique is particularly well-suited for testing SQL applications, as the semantics of SQL can be naturally transformed into standard SMT constraints, using so-called relational symbolic execution. In particular, we have demonstrated such testing to be possible in practice with current solver techniques for small-scale applications. In this work, we identify the main challenges and provide research directions towards constraint-based testing of full-scale SQL applications. We investigate the additional research work needed to integrate relational and dynamic symbolic execution, handle properly dynamic SQL, generate tractable SMT constraints for most SQL applications, detect SQL runtime errors and deal with non-deterministic SQL.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014) Workshops: 6th Workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification, and Analysis (CSTVA 2014)|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2014|
|Event||6th Workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification, and Analysis (CSTVA 2014) - Hyderabad, India|
Duration: 31 May 2014 → 31 May 2014
|Conference||6th Workshop on Constraints in Software Testing, Verification, and Analysis (CSTVA 2014)|
|Period||31/05/14 → 31/05/14|
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Génération de données de test basée à base de contraintes pour des applications orientées base de données
1/10/10 → 30/09/12
- 1 Participation in conference