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What and Who
Title:Generating Software Tests
Speaker:Andreas Zeller
coming from:Fachrichtung Informatik - Saarbrücken/CISPA
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Event Type:Joint Lecture Series
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, INET, D4, D5, SWS, RG1, MMCI
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Level:Public Audience
Date, Time and Location
Date:Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Duration:60 Minutes
Building:E1 5
Software has bugs. What can we do to find as many of these as possible? In this talk, I show how to systematically test software by generating such tests automatically, starting with simple random “fuzzing” generators and then proceeding to more effective grammar-based and coverage-guided approaches. Being fully automatic and easy to deploy, such fuzzers run at little cost, yet are very effective in finding bugs: Our own Langfuzz grammar-based test generator for JavaScript runs around the clock for the Firefox, Chrome, and Edge web browsers and so far has found more than 2,600 confirmed bugs. Our latest test generator prototypes are even able to automatically learn the input language of a given program, which allows to generate highly effective tests for arbitrary programs without any particular setup.
Name(s):Jennifer Müller
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