Evolving web-based test automation into agile business specifications
Mugridge, R., Utting, M. & Streader, D. (2011). Evolving web-based test automation into agile business specifications. Future Internet, 3(2), 159-174.
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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.
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