Regression Test Selection Twenty Years

Last year Regression Test Selection celebrated its twentieth year as a field of research. It was in 1993 that G Rothermel and MJ Harrold published their seminal paper on regression test selection. With Continuous Integration being the top agile practice, RTS remains important. How did scholars celebrate “regression test selection…

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Regression Test Selection

Regression Test Selection or RTS is essential for successful regression testing in larger projects. As long as you are running a small project and working with a small product regression testing is seldom seen as an issue. As your project and product grows and matures your regression test suite becomes…

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Reverse use of GIT bisect

Here is an interesting post on how to make reverse use of GIT bisect to find fix-introducing commits instead of fault-introducing commits. (The link is broken, but the original post can be found at What it boils down to is this:

Since git bisect was designed to find regressions, we need to flip the meanings of “bad” and “good” in order to use it to find a fix.

It seems to me that using this would be helpful for anyone wanting to use the regression test selection (RTS) method we introduced a few years back.

Check my publications page for more details.

Update 2014-01-01: this reverse use of GIT bisect has recently been covered on stackoverflow.