Towards automating testing of B3G communicational applications: Master's thesis

Tapani Puhakka

Research output: ThesisMaster's thesisTheses

Abstract

Mobile services will be a steadily growing business area in the near future. Testing mobile services is important to verify the high quality of the software. The problem is that traditional manual testing is a very expensive and time consuming activity. Automation offers a solution to decrease the costs of testing while at the same time improving the software quality. The aim of this study is to determine how well test automation can be applied to the B3G (Beyond 3G) service testing. The testing needs of B3G services are discussed during the study. Based on the findings and on the discussions focusing on B3G service testing needs, the study will try to determine how well the existing tools support automated testing in a Symbian Series 60 environment. The study will also attempt to figure out if new tools are necessary for automating B3G service testing. During this study it was found out that current automated testing tools don’t fit very well to B3G service testing because B3G services commonly heavily rely on communication between each other. For this reason, a new method is necessary to support the testing of B3G services. This thesis presents a method and a tool extension for automating the testing of multiple interacting applications in a mobile terminal environment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster Degree
Awarding Institution
  • University of Oulu
Place of PublicationOulu
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeG2 Master's thesis, polytechnic Master's thesis

Keywords

  • Test automation
  • automated testing
  • B3G
  • mobile services

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