Paper: ConcJUnit: Unit Testing for Concurrent Programs

ConcJUnit: Unit Testing for Concurrent Programs

7th International Conference on the Principles and Practice of Programming in Java (PPPJ 2009)

In test-driven development, tests are written for each program unit
before the code is written, ensuring that the code has a
comprehensive unit testing harness. Unfortunately, unit testing is
much less effective for concurrent programs than for conventional
sequential programs, partly because extant unit testing
frameworks provide little help in addressing the challenges of
testing concurrent code. In this paper, we present ConcJUnit, an
extension of the popular unit testing framework JUnit that
simplifies the task of writing tests for concurrent programs by
handling uncaught exceptions and failed assertions in all threads,
and by detecting child threads that were not forced to terminate
before the main thread ends.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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