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Future Internet 2011, 3(2), 159-174; doi:10.3390/fi3020159

Evolving Web-Based Test Automation into Agile Business Specifications

Rimu Research, 271 Ararimu Valley Road, RD 2 Waimauku , Auckland 0882, New Zealand
Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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Received: 31 March 2011 / Revised: 26 May 2011 / Accepted: 27 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agile Practices)
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Usually, test automation scripts for a web application directly mirror the actions that the tester carries out in the browser, but they tend to be verbose and repetitive, making them expensive to maintain and ineffective in an agile setting. Our research has focussed on providing tool-support for business-level, example-based specifications that are mapped to the browser level for automatic verification. We provide refactoring support for the evolution of existing browser-level tests into business-level specifications. As resulting business rule tables may be incomplete, redundant or contradictory, our tool provides feedback on coverage.
Keywords: web test automation; agile; business specifications; abstraction; coverage web test automation; agile; business specifications; abstraction; coverage

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Mugridge, R.; Utting, M.; Streader, D. Evolving Web-Based Test Automation into Agile Business Specifications. Future Internet 2011, 3, 159-174.

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