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Covering array sampling of input event sequences for automated gui testing

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Covering array sampling of input event sequences for automated gui testing
This paper describes a new automated technique to generate test cases for GUIs by using covering arrays (CAs). The key motivation is to generate long GUI event sequences that are systematically sampled at a particular coverage strength. CAs, to date, have not been effectively used in sampling event driven systems such as GUIs which maintain state. age a “stateless” abstraction of GUIs that allows us to use CAs. Once the CAs have been generated, we reuse ractions to reinsert ordering relationships between GUI events, thereby creating executable test cases. A feasibility study on a well-studied GUI-based application shows that the new technique is able to detect a large number of previously undetected faults. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.2.5 [Software Engineering]: Testing and Debugging General Terms Verification Keywords GUI Testing, Event Driven Software, Covering Arrays
Xun Yuan, Myra B. Cohen, Atif M. Memon
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Year 2007
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Authors Xun Yuan, Myra B. Cohen, Atif M. Memon
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