Chapter Two

Advances in Combinatorial Testing

Rachel Tzoref-Brill    IBM Research, Haifa, Israel


Since their introduction into software testing in the mid-1980s, combinatorial methods for test design gathered popularity as a testing best practice and as a prominent software testing research area. This chapter reviews recent advances in combinatorial testing, with special focus on the research since 2011. It provides a brief background on the theory behind combinatorial testing and on its use in practice. Requirements from industry usage have led to advances in various areas examined in this chapter, including constraints handling in combinatorial algorithms, support for the combinatorial modeling process, and studies on metrics to ...

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