James Yen, David Banks, Paul E. Black, Len J. Gallagher, Charles R. Hagwood, Raghu N. Kacker, and Lynne S. Rosenthal, Software Testing: Protocol Comparison, Proceedings of 11th International Software Quality Week Conference (QW'98), San Francisco, California, USA (March 1998).

    Software testing is hard, expensive, and uncertain. Many protocols have been suggested, especially in the area of conformance verification. In order to compare the efficacy of these protocols, we have implemented a designed simulation experiment that examines performance in terms of testing costs and risks. We find that no single method dominates all others, and provide guidance on how to choose the best protocol for a given application.

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