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Automatic Test Case Generation for Interacting Services

  • Kathrin Kaschner
  • Niels Lohmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5472)

Abstract

Service-oriented architectures propose loosely coupled interacting services as building blocks for distributed applications. Since distributed services differ from traditional monolithic software systems, novel testing methods are required. Based on the specification of a service, we introduce an approach to automatically generate test cases for black-box testing to check for conformance between the specification and the implementation of a service whose internal behavior might be confidential. Due to the interacting nature of services this is a nontrivial task.

Keywords

Testing Interacting Services Test Case Generation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin Kaschner
    • 1
  • Niels Lohmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikUniversität RostockRostockGermany

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