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  • Authors: Araujo, Kenneth Michael (2006)

  • The use of design patterns in software development has become more attractive given the rise in popularity of development tools utilizing a model driven architecture (MDA) philosophy. If a given piece of software is designed from a collection of standard design patterns, we should be able to test that software based on the designer's intent as captured by those patterns. In testing object oriented software, we must be aware that the state of an object at any time depends on the sequence of messages received by the object up to that point in time. As these messages are passed by method calls, the number of methods calls and the order in which they occur must be given consideration. A metric based on method coverage is suitable in this context. This dissertation examines the utility...