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dc.contributor.authorErmuth, Markus
dc.contributor.authorPradel, Michael
dc.contributor.editorJürjens, Jan
dc.contributor.editorSchneider, Kurt
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T19:18:06Z
dc.date.available2017-06-21T19:18:06Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-88579-661-9
dc.identifier.issn1617-5468
dc.description.abstractAutomated testing is an important part of validating the behavior of software with com- plex graphical user interfaces, such as web, mobile, and desktop applications. Despite recent ad- vances in UI-level test generation, existing approaches often fail to create complex sequences of events that represent realistic user interactions. As a result, these approaches cannot reach particular parts of the application under test, which then remain untested. This paper presents a UI-level test generation approach that exploits execution traces of human users to automatically create complex sequences of events that go beyond the recorded traces. The key idea is to infer so-called macro events, i.e., sequences of low-level UI events that correspond to a single logical step of interaction, such as choosing an item of a drop-down menu or filling and submitting a form. The approach builds upon and adapts well-known data mining techniques, in particular frequent subsequence mining and inference of finite state machines. We implement the approach for client-side web applications and apply it to four real-world applications. Our results show that macro-based test generation reaches more pages, exercises more usage scenarios, and covers more code within a fixed testing budget than a purely random test generator.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
dc.relation.ispartofSoftware Engineering 2017
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - Proceedings, Volume P-267
dc.titleMonkey See, Monkey Do: Effective Generation of GUI Tests with Inferred Macro Eventsen
dc.typeText/Conference Paper
dc.pubPlaceBonn
mci.reference.pages87
mci.conference.sessiontitleTesting
mci.conference.locationHannover
mci.conference.date21.-24. Februar 2017


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