Bridging Test and Model-Driven Approaches in Web Engineering

  • Esteban Robles Luna
  • Julián Grigera
  • Gustavo Rossi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5648)


In the last years there has been a growing interest in agile methods and their integration into the so called “unified” approaches. In the field of Web Engineering, agile approaches such as test-driven development are appealing because of the very nature of Web applications, while model-driven approaches provide a less error-prone code derivation; however the integration of both approaches is not easy. In this paper, we present a method-independent approach to combine the agile, iterative and incremental style of test-driven development with the more formal, transformation-based model-driven Web engineering approaches. We focus not only in the development process but also in the evolution of the application, and show how tests can be transformed together with model refactoring. As a proof of concept we show an illustrative example using WebRatio, the WebML design tool.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Esteban Robles Luna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julián Grigera
    • 1
  • Gustavo Rossi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LIFIA, Facultad de Informática, UNLPLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Also at CONICETArgentina

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