A learning support tool for testing Java programs

Nobuyuki Kamigochi, Saeko Matsuura

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Abstract

We have implemented a learning method for testing the Java programs developed by students of a sophomore class. They can write programs; however, they cannot test them well to check if they meet the specified requirements. Our learning method provides a navigation process for testing their programs under the condition that all the method specifications and their signatures are given by the instructor. This navigation process comprises three steps. The first step is to learn to decide the order of unit testing for all the methods of the program. The second step is to learn to define test cases for each method. The third step is to learn to develop a unit testing program and execute it. In this paper, we propose a learning method for testing and the development of a support tool for learning the method to test Java programs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007
Pages273-278
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventIASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 2007 Feb 132007 Feb 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007

Conference

ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period07/2/1307/2/15

Keywords

  • Java programming skill
  • Programming exercise
  • Testing method education
  • Unit testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Kamigochi, N., & Matsuura, S. (2007). A learning support tool for testing Java programs. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007 (pp. 273-278). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, SE 2007).