The perceived value of authoring and automating acceptance tests using a model driven development toolset
Automation of Software Test, Second International Workshop on (2009)
Vancouver, BC Canada
May 18, 2009 to May 19, 2009
David Talby , Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
One approach to applying keyword driven testing in a model-driven development environment is by defining a domain specific language for test cases. The toolset then provides test editors, versioning, validation, reporting and hyperlinks across models - in addition to enabling automated test execution. This case study evaluates the effectiveness of such a solution as perceived by two teams of professional testers, who used it to test several products over a two year period. The results suggest that in addition to the expected benefits of automation, the solution reduces the time and effort required to write tests, maintain tests and plan the test authoring and execution efforts - at the expense of requiring longer training and a higher bar for recruiting testers.
authoring systems, program testing, specification languages
D. Talby, "The perceived value of authoring and automating acceptance tests using a model driven development toolset," 2009 ICSE Workshop on Automation of Software Test (AST 2009)(AST), Vancouver, BC, 2009, pp. 154-157.