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Testability Models for Object-Oriented Frameworks

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Frameworks are time-tested highly reusable architectural skeleton structures. They are designed ‘abstract’ and ‘inco- mplete’ and are designed with predefined points of variability, known as hot spots, to be customized later at the time of framework reuse. Frameworks are reusable entities thus demand stricter and rigorous testing in comparison to one- time use application. The overall cost of framework development may be reduced by designing frameworks with high testability. This paper aims at discussing a few metric models for testability analysis of object-oriented frameworks in an attempt to having quantitative data on testability to be used to plan and monitor framework testing activities so that the framework testing effort and hence the overall framework development effort may be brought down.

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D. Ranjan and A. Tripathi, "Testability Models for Object-Oriented Frameworks," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2010, pp. 536-540. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.36061.

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