Enhanced semi-Automated Refactoring Engine with Behavioral Testing
|International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering|
|© 2014 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal|
|Volume 1 Issue 3|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : S.Ayshwaryalakshmi, Kannan M|
How to Cite?
S.Ayshwaryalakshmi, Kannan M, "Enhanced semi-Automated Refactoring Engine with Behavioral Testing," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 5-9, 2014. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488387/IJCSE-V1I3P102
Refactoring is a transformation that preserves the external behavior of a program and improves its internal quality. Usually, compilation errors and behavioral changes are avoided by preconditions determined for each refactoring transformation. However, to formally define these preconditions and transfer them to program checks is a rather complex task. In practice, refactoring engine developers commonly implement refactoring in an ad hoc manner since no guidelines are available for evaluating the correctness of refactoring implementations. As a result, even mainstream refactoring engines contain critical bugs. The system technique presents a technique to test Java refactoring engines. It automates test input generation by using a Java program generator that exhaustively generates programs for a given scope of Java declarations. The refactoring under test is applied to each generated program. The technique uses SAFEREFACTOR, a tool for detecting behavioral changes, as an oracle to evaluate the correctness of these transformations. Finally, the technique classifies the failing transformations by the kind of behavioral change or compilation error introduced by them. The main objective of this paper is to create the Java Integrated Development Environment with Refactoring Engine and automated Behavioral Testing process.
Saferefactor, Java refactoring engines..
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