Challenges in Automated Testing through Graphical User Interface

P.K. Aho, Tanja Vos

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Abstract

The widespread use of iterative and incremental processes and continuous integration practices in software development has shortened the development cycles, drastically limiting the time for testing and quality assurance of each release. At the same time the software systems are getting ever more complex, systems of systems with multitude of platforms and devices to support. In practice, unit testing is widely automated but system level testing is more difficult to automate, especially if the system includes graphical user interfaces (GUI) for the end users. This paper describes the challenges of automating the system level testing through GUI in the modern, agile software development environment, and envisions possible future solutions for some of the challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2018
EventIEEE Workshop on NEXt level of Test Automation 2018: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW) - AROS CONGRESS CENTER, Västerås, Sweden
Duration: 9 Apr 20189 Apr 2018
https://www.testomatproject.eu/nexta2018/

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE Workshop on NEXt level of Test Automation 2018
Abbreviated titleNEXTA
CountrySweden
CityVästerås
Period9/04/189/04/18
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Keywords

  • GUI testing
  • test automation
  • model extraction

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Aho, P. K., & Vos, T. (2018). Challenges in Automated Testing through Graphical User Interface. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSTW.2018.00038