Enhancing generated Java GUI models with valid test data

Pekka Aho, Nadja Menz, Tomi Räty

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Abstract

Iterative prototyping process in the development of graphical user interface (GUI) software is a considerable challenge for test automation. The maintenance work required for updating the test suites because of the constant changes in the GUI decreases the benefits gained from test automation and a large part of GUI software is still tested manually. In this paper we present a method and tool support for automatically creating and iteratively enhancing models of Java GUI applications, using the models for test case generation and automatically executing the generated test cases. During the first step the GUI Driver tool generates models presenting the state and behavior of the GUI application that is executed and observed automatically. Then the user can provide valid test data for the input fields of the GUI application and the GUI Driver tool uses the information to automatically enhance the generated GUI models. The enhanced models can be used for model-based testing (MBT) purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages316-321
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61284-931-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-930-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011
Abbreviated titleICOS 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period25/09/1128/09/11

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Graphical user interfaces
Automation
Testing

Keywords

  • Automatic model generation
  • GUI state model
  • GUI test automation
  • model-based testing

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Aho, P., Menz, N., & Räty, T. (2011). Enhancing generated Java GUI models with valid test data. In Proceedings: IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011 (pp. 316-321). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOS.2011.6079253
Aho, Pekka ; Menz, Nadja ; Räty, Tomi. / Enhancing generated Java GUI models with valid test data. Proceedings: IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011. pp. 316-321
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Enhancing generated Java GUI models with valid test data. / Aho, Pekka; Menz, Nadja; Räty, Tomi.

Proceedings: IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011. p. 316-321.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Aho P, Menz N, Räty T. Enhancing generated Java GUI models with valid test data. In Proceedings: IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2011. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2011. p. 316-321 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOS.2011.6079253