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WebMate: A Tool for Testing Web 2.0 Applications - JSTools 2012
by Valentin Dallmeier, Martin Burger, Tobias Orth, Andreas Zeller

JSTools '12 Proceedings of the Workshop on JavaScript Tools, Pages 11-15, ACM, New York, NY, USA, June 2012.

ISBN: 9781450312745

Digital Library via DOI: 10.1145/2307720.2307722 - Local copy: Download as PDF file.


Quality assurance of Web applications is a challenge, due to the large number and variance of involved components. In particular, rich Web 2.0 applications based on JavaScript pose new challenges for testing, as a simple crawling through links covers only a small part of the functionality. The WebMate approach automatically explores and navigates through arbitrary Web 2.0 applications. WebMate addresses challenges such as interactive elements, state abstraction, and non-determinism in large applications; we demonstrate its usage for regular application testing as well as for cross-browser testing.

BibTeX Entry

    title = "WebMate: A Tool for Testing Web 2.0 Applications",
    author = "Valentin Dallmeier and Martin Burger and Tobias Orth and Andreas Zeller",
    year = "2012",
    month = jun,
    address = "New York, NY, USA",
    booktitle = "JSTools '12 Proceedings of the Workshop on JavaScript Tools",
    location = "Beijing, China",
    pages = "11--15",
    publisher = "ACM",
    ISBN = "9781450312745",
    doi = "10.1145/2307720.2307722",

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