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WebMate: Generating Test Cases for Web 2.0

  • Valentin Dallmeier
  • Martin Burger
  • Tobias Orth
  • Andreas Zeller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 133)

Abstract

Web applications are everywhere—well tested web applications however are in short supply. The mixture of JavaScript, HTML and CSS in a variety of different browsers makes it virtually impossible to apply static analysis techniques. In this setting, systematic testing becomes a real challenge. We present a technique to automatically generate tests for Web 2.0 applications. Our approach systematically explores and tests all distinct functions of a web application. Our prototype implementation WEBMATE handles interfaces as complex as Facebook and is able to cover up to 7 times as much code as existing tools. The only requirements to use WEBMATE are the address of the application and, if necessary, user name and password.

Keywords

test case generation automate testing Web 2.0 web applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentin Dallmeier
    • 1
  • Martin Burger
    • 1
  • Tobias Orth
    • 1
  • Andreas Zeller
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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