Introducing automated regression testing in Open Source projects
Oezbek, Christopher ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik

Main titleIntroducing automated regression testing in Open Source projects
AuthorOezbek, Christopher
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
No. of Pages22 S.
Series Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik : Ser. B, Informatik ; [20]10,01
Keywordsjunit, testing, introduction, innovation, open source
Classification (DDC)006 Special computer methods
AbstractTo learn how to introduce automated regression testing to existing medium scale Open Source projects, a long-term field experiment was performed with the Open Source project FreeCol. Results indicate that (1) introducing testing is both beneficial for the project and feasible for an outside innovator, (2) testing can enhance communication between developers, (3) signaling is important for engaging the project participants to fill a newly vacant position left by a withdrawal of the innovator. Five prescriptive strategies are extracted for the innovator and two conjectures offered about the ability of an Open Source project to learn about innovations.
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FU DepartmentDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science
Other affiliation(s)Institut für Informatik
Year of publication2010
Type of documentWorking paper
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Created at2010-01-28 : 07:30:54
Last changed2015-03-25 : 06:48:25
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