One of the challenges of testing web applications derives from their dynamic content and structure. As we test a website, we may discover more about its structure and behaviour. This paper proposes a framework for collection of testability measures during the automated testing process (termed 'in-testing' measure collection). The measures gathered in this way can take account of dynamic and content driven aspects of web applications, such as form structure, client-side scripting and server-side code. Their goal is to capture measurements related to on-going testing activity, indicating where additional testing can best lead to higher overall coverage. They denote a form of 'web testability' measures. The paper reports on the implementation of a prototype Web Application Testing Tool, WATT, illustrating the in-testing measure collection approach on 34 forms taken from 14 real world web applications. © 2009 IEEE.

Improving web application testing using testability measures / Alshahwan, N.; Harman, M.; Marchetto, A.; Tonella, P.. - (2009), pp. 49-58. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2009 11th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution, WSE 2009 tenutosi a Edmonton, AB, can nel 2009) [10.1109/WSE.2009.5630393].

Improving web application testing using testability measures

Marchetto A.;
2009-01-01

Abstract

One of the challenges of testing web applications derives from their dynamic content and structure. As we test a website, we may discover more about its structure and behaviour. This paper proposes a framework for collection of testability measures during the automated testing process (termed 'in-testing' measure collection). The measures gathered in this way can take account of dynamic and content driven aspects of web applications, such as form structure, client-side scripting and server-side code. Their goal is to capture measurements related to on-going testing activity, indicating where additional testing can best lead to higher overall coverage. They denote a form of 'web testability' measures. The paper reports on the implementation of a prototype Web Application Testing Tool, WATT, illustrating the in-testing measure collection approach on 34 forms taken from 14 real world web applications. © 2009 IEEE.
2009
2009 11th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution, WSE 2009
USA
IEEE
978-1-4244-5124-1
Alshahwan, N.; Harman, M.; Marchetto, A.; Tonella, P.
Improving web application testing using testability measures / Alshahwan, N.; Harman, M.; Marchetto, A.; Tonella, P.. - (2009), pp. 49-58. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2009 11th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution, WSE 2009 tenutosi a Edmonton, AB, can nel 2009) [10.1109/WSE.2009.5630393].
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