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Random visual GUI testing: Proof of concept

Emil Alégroth (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers))
Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE 25 (2325-9000). Vol. 2013-January (2013), January, p. 178.
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Market demands for higher quality software and shorter time-to-market delivery have resulted in a need for new automated software testing techniques. Most automated testing techniques are designed for regression testing that limit their fault finding ability to faults explicitly tested in scenarios/scripts. To overcome this limitation, companies define test processes with several test techniques, e.g. unit testing and random testing (RT). RT is a technique that can be performed manually or automatically with tools such as Fuzz, DART and Quickcheck. However, these tools operate on lower levels of system abstraction, leaving a gap for a Graphical User Interface (GUI), bitmap level, automated RT technique. In this paper we present proof of concept for Random Visual GUI testing (RVGT), a novel automated test technique that combines GUI based testing, Visual GUI Testing, with random testing. Proof of concept for RVGT is evaluated in a three phase study with results that show that RVGT is applicable for both functional and non-functional/quality requirement conformance testing. Furthermore, results from a survey performed in industry indicate that there is industrial need for the technique. These pivotal results show that further research into RVGT is warranted.

Nyckelord: Proof of concept, Random testing, Visual GUI testing

Denna post skapades 2015-12-02. Senast ändrad 2015-12-02.
CPL Pubid: 226861


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