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Towards Automatic Test Database Generation

Carsten Binnig; Donald Kossmann; Eric Lo
In: IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 1, Pages 28-35, IEEE, 2008.


Testing is one of the most expensive and time consuming activities in the software development cycle. In order to reduce the cost and the time to market, many approaches to automate certain testing tasks have been devised. Nevertheless, a great deal of testing is still carried out manually. This paper gives an overview of different testing scenarios and shows how database techniques (eg, declarative specifications and logical data independence) can help to optimize the generation of test databases.

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