Software product line testing – A systematic mapping study

Emelie Engström, Per Runeson
2011 Information and Software Technology  
Context: Software product lines (SPL) are used in industry to achieve more efficient software development. However, the testing side of SPL is underdeveloped. Objective: This study aims at surveying existing research on SPL testing in order to identify useful approaches and needs for future research. Method: A systematic mapping study is launched to find as much literature as possible, and the 64 papers found are classified with respect to focus, research type and contribution type. Results: A
more » ... ajority of the papers are of proposal research types (64%). System testing is the largest group with respect to research focus (40%), followed by management (23%). Method contributions are in majority. Conclusions: More validation and evaluation research is needed to provide a better foundation for SPL testing.
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2010.05.011 fatcat:dr22hbk5yvbtbplfc72o5agpzm