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Current Trends in Testing XMLMSs

  • Irena Mlynkova
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Abstract

Since XML technologies have become a standard for data representation, a huge amount of XMLMSs have emerged as well. Consequently, it is necessary to be able to experimentally test and compare their versatility, behaviour and efficiency. In this chapter we provide an overview of existing approaches to testing XMLMSs and we discuss respective consequences and recommendations.

Keywords

XML benchmarking XML test suites XML data generators 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the National Programme of Research (Information Society Project 1ET100300419).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Mlynkova
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  1. 1.Department of Software EngineeringCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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