2014 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW) (2014)
March 31, 2014 to April 4, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICSTW.2014.39
One of the main challenges in adopting model-based testing (MBT) is the effort and expertise required to produce the formal models. For an existing system, there are various approaches to automate the process of creating the models. In this paper, we share our experiences from a long term industrial evaluation on automatically extracting models of graphical user interface (GUI) applications and utilizing the extracted models to automate and support GUI testing. While model extraction and GUI testing has been recently a popular research topic, most proposed approaches have limitations on what can be modeled and industry adoption has been lacking. We describe the process of using Murphy tools to extract GUI models and utilize these models to automate and support various testing activities. During the evaluation, test engineers of an industrial software company used Murphy tools to support their daily efforts in testing commercial software products during 1 year time period. The results from the evaluation were promising, significantly reducing time and effort required for GUI testing.
Graphical user interfaces, Testing, Analytical models, Software, Automation, Manuals, Visualization
P. Aho, M. Suarez, T. Kanstren and A. M. Memon, "Murphy Tools: Utilizing Extracted GUI Models for Industrial Software Testing," 2014 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW), OH, USA, 2014, pp. 343-348.