The assignee for this patent application is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Software developers creating new software through the process of writing software code must ensure the software functions properly as intended. In order to ensure the software functions in the manner intended, the written software code must be tested. The software code must pass known parameters by the test case producing expected results rather than breaking code. Breaking code refers to when a test case preformed on a piece of software code produces results different from what is expected. Every piece of software code produced must be tested to ensure the software functions properly. In software code, test cases are typically written for methods or functions. These test cases may be written as the software code is written or the test case may be written first followed by the software code. When writing test cases, the test case may require test environment objects. The test environment objects may be used by the test cases or passed in as parameters.
"One of the most commonly used methods for developing software code is the process known as
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer system, and computer program product for the automatic generation of source code under a test case.
"Examples include a system, method and program for automatic generation of source code under test case. In an example, a computer determines whether references to source code under test can be located from a test case. In response to at least one reference to source code under test that cannot be located, the computer automatically generates boiler plate code required for the creation of source code under test, wherein each section of the source code under test is associated with each section of the test case that caused its generation. The computer analyzes one or more test case syntax clues to provide additional information to form the boiler plate source code under test for the test case. The computer generates source code under test based on the type of boiler plate required for the creation of source code under test and the provided syntax clues in the test case.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS
"FIG. 1 is a block diagram of hardware and software for an automatic source code generation system in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.
"FIG. 2 is a flowchart illustrating the steps of an automatic source code generation system module of FIG. 1 in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.
"FIG. 3 is an example of a source code under test generated from a test case in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.
"FIG. 4 is a block diagram of hardware and software within the system of FIG. 1."
For more information, see this patent application: Gyure, Wesley J.; Marum, Matthew G.; Robinson, David G. Auto Generation and Linkage of Source Code to Test Cases. Filed
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