The Impact of Co-evolution of Code Production and Test Suites through Software Releases in Open Source Software Systems
Mamdouh Alenezi1, Mohammed Akour2, Hiba Al Sghaier3

1Mamdouh Alenezi*, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2Mohammed Akour, Al Yamamah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
3Hiba Al Sghaier, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 23 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2737-2739 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4967119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4967.119119
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Abstract: The software system evolves and changes with the time, so the test suite must be maintained according to code changes. Maintaining test cases manually is an expensive and time-consuming activity, especially for large test suites, which has motivated the recent development of automated test-repair techniques. Several researchers indicate that software evolution shows a direct impact on test suites evolution, as they have strong relationships and they should be evolved concurrently. This article aims to provide statistical evidence of having this significant relationship between the code production and its associated test suites. Seven systems along with releases are collected and eight metrics were calculated to be used in this study. The result shows how the systems under study are evolving and have a high impact on their test suites, although two metrics provide a negative significant relationship.
Keywords: Software Testing, Software Evolution, Complexity, Size.
Scope of the Article: Software and System Testing Methods