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Improving your test code with Wrangler

Huiqing Li, Adam Lindberg, Andreas Schumacher, and Simon Thompson

Technical Report 4-09, School of Computing, University of Kent, November 2009.


In this paper we show how the 'similar code' detection facilities of Wrangler, combined with its portfolio of refactorings, allow test code to be shrunk dramatically, under the guidance of the test engineer. This is illustrated by a sequence of refactorings of a test suite taken from an Erlang project at Ericsson AB.

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Bibtex Record

author = {Huiqing Li  and Adam Lindberg and Andreas Schumacher and Simon Thompson},
title = {Improving your test code with {W}rangler},
month = {November},
year = {2009},
pages = {182-196},
keywords = {determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants},
note = {},
doi = {},
url = {},
    publication_type = {techreport},
    submission_id = {27779_1258414433},
    institution = {School of Computing, University of Kent},
    number = {4-09},

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