Year of Publication

2004

Paper Type

Master's Thesis

College

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences (MS)

Department

Computing

First Advisor

Dr. Arturo Sanchez

Department Chair

Dr. Judith Solano

Abstract

Testing web-based enterprise applications requires the use of automated testing frameworks. The testing framework's ability to run suites of test cases through development ensures enhancements work as required and have not caused defects in previously developed sub systems. Open source testing frameworks like JUnit and Cactus have addressed the requirements to test web-based enterprise applications, however they do not address the generation of test cases based on direct analysis of the code under test.

This paper presents a tool to generate test cases for web-based enterprise applications. The generator focuses on creating test cases used to test applications built on the Struts MVC framework for the J2EE platform. Using the Struts configuration files, test cases are generated to test each request path and response. The created test cases take advantage of the StrutsTestCase library and run using the JUnit and Cactus frameworks. The generated test cases follow a consistent pattern for the test cases and reduce the time required build the automated testing for the application.

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