Fri 9 Nov 2018 11:15 - 11:37 at Studio 1 - Testing Chair(s): Kim Bruce

Test generation has proven to provide an effective way of identifying programming errors. Unfortunately, current test generation techniques are challenged by higher-order functions in dynamic languages, such as JavaScript functions that receive callbacks. In particular, existing test generators suffer from the unavailability of statically known type signatures, do not provide functions or provide only trivial functions as inputs, and ignore callbacks triggered by the code under test. This paper presents LambdaTester, a novel test generator that addresses the specific problems posed by higher-order functions in dynamic languages. The approach automatically infers at what argument position a method under test expects a callback, generates and iteratively improves callback functions given as input to this method, and uses novel test oracles that check whether and how callback functions are invoked. We apply LambdaTester to test 43 higher-order functions taken from 13 popular JavaScript libraries. The approach detects unexpected behavior in 12 of the 13 libraries, many of which are missed by a state-of-the-art test generator.

Fri 9 Nov

splash-2018-OOPSLA
10:30 - 12:00: OOPSLA - Testing at Studio 1
Chair(s): Kim BrucePomona College
splash-2018-OOPSLA10:30 - 10:52
Talk
Ankush DesaiUniversity of California, Berkeley, Amar PhanishayeeMicrosoft Research, Shaz QadeerMicrosoft Research, Sanjit SeshiaUC Berkeley
splash-2018-OOPSLA10:52 - 11:15
Talk
Burcu Kulahcioglu OzkanMPI-SWS, Germany, Rupak MajumdarMPI-SWS, Germany, Filip NiksicMPI-SWS, Mitra Tabaei BefroueiVienna University of Technology, Georg WeissenbacherTechnische Universit├Ąt Wien
splash-2018-OOPSLA11:15 - 11:37
Talk
Marija SelakovicTU Darmstadt, Germany, Michael PradelTU Darmstadt, Rezwana Karim NawrinSamsung Research America, Frank TipNortheastern University
splash-2018-OOPSLA11:37 - 12:00
Talk
Saba AlimadadiNortheastern University, Di ZhongNortheastern University, USA, Magnus MadsenAarhus University, Frank TipNortheastern University