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WebMate: Generating Test Cases for Web 2.0 - SWQD 2013
by Valentin Dallmeier, Martin Burger, Tobias Orth, Andreas Zeller

Software Quality. Increasing Value in Software and Systems Development, Pages 55-69, Springer, January 2013.

ISBN: 9783642357015

Digital Library via DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35702-2_5 - Local copy: Download as PDF file.


Web applications are everywhere ? well tested web applications however are in short supply. The mixture of JavaScript, HTML and CSS in a variety of different browsers makes it virtually impossible to apply static analysis techniques. In this setting, systematic testing becomes a real challenge. We present a technique to automatically generate tests for Web 2.0 applications. Our approach systematically explores and tests all distinct functions of a web application. Our prototype implementation WebMate handles interfaces as complex as Facebook and is able to cover up to 7 times as much code as existing tools. The only requirements to use WebMate are the address of the application and, if necessary, user name and password.

BibTeX Entry

    title = "WebMate: Generating Test Cases for Web 2.0",
    author = "Valentin Dallmeier and Martin Burger and Tobias Orth and Andreas Zeller",
    year = "2013",
    month = jan,
    booktitle = "Software Quality. Increasing Value in Software and Systems Development",
    location = "Vienna, Austria",
    pages = "55--69",
    publisher = "Springer",
    ISBN = "9783642357015",
    doi = "10.1007/978-3-642-35702-2_5",

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