Evolving Test Patterns for Use Case Maps

  • P. G. Sapna
  • Hrushikesha Mohanty
  • Arunkumar Balakrishnan
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 204)

Abstract

An important aspect of software testing today is the ability to seamlessly move from analysis models to generating test scenarios and test cases. Use Case Maps(UCMs) are a scenario-based software engineering technique used at early stages of software development. The notation is most suited to capturing and eliciting use cases as well as high-level architectural design and for test case generation. Test patterns provide established solutions for designing tests or for supporting the testing process. In this work, we define test patterns based on the the primitives of the Use Case Maps to aid the process of test scenario generation.

Keywords

Test Pattern Test Case Generation Business Process Execution Language Business Process Modeling Notation Parallel Branch1 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Sapna
    • 1
  • Hrushikesha Mohanty
    • 2
  • Arunkumar Balakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Coimbatore Institute of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.University of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

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