TRex - The Refactoring and Metrics Tool for TTCN-3 Test Specifications

Benjamin Zeiß, Helmut Neukirchen, Jens Grabowski, Dominic Evans, Paul Baker

Abstract

The comprehensive test of modern communication systems leads to large and complex test suites which have to be maintained throughout the system life-cycle. Experience with those written in the standardised Testing and Test Control Notation (TTCN-3) has shown that the maintenance of test suites is a non-trivial task and its burden can be reduced with appropriate tool support. To this aim, we have developed the TRex tool, published as open-source tool under the Eclipse Public License, which supports the assessment and automatic restructuring of TTCN-3 test suites by providing suitable metrics and refactorings. This paper presents TRex, its functionality, and its implementation.
Keywords: 
Testing, TTCN-3, Tool, Eclipse, Refactoring, Metrics, Quality Assurance
Document Type: 
Technical Reports
Institution: 
Institute for Informatics, University of Göttingen
Address: 
Göttingen, Germany
Number: 
IFI-TB-2006-02
Month: 
8
Year: 
2006
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