Viewer: a User Interface for Failure Region Analysis
Master's thesis Mar-Dec 1990
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Two issues gaining interest in the computer community are the development of software testing tools and the increase of graphical user interfaces in all types of software. VIEWER is a program that provides support to a set of tools that work in an integrated fashion to analyze Pascal programs to determine the failure regions associated with identified faults in the program. It is a graphical user interface that facilitates the process of analyzing the program. It provides automated coordination between the tools and as such maintains a certain level of abstraction for the analyst. It allows for rapid and customized improvements in the automation of the analysis process. The thesis discusses the background involved in testing tools, user interfaces, and the combination of the two into a useful tool. An implemented prototype is discussed and an example of failure region analysis performed with the graphical user interface is included.
- Computer Programming and Software