International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.4, No.5, Oct. 2012

Test Cases Reduction and Selection Optimization in Testing Web Services

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Izzat Alsmadi, Sascha Alda

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SOA, web services, regression testing, test case reduction, software testing, Automation


Software testing in web services environment faces different challenges in comparison with testing in traditional software environments. Regression testing activities are triggered based on software changes or evolutions. In web services, evolution is not a choice for service clients. They have always to use the current updated version of the software. In addition test execution or invocation is expensive in web services and hence providing algorithms to optimize test case generation and execution is vital. In this environment, we proposed several approach for test cases' selection in web services' regression testing. Testing in this new environment should evolve to be included part of the service contract. Service providers should provide data or usage sessions that can help service clients reduce testing expenses through optimizing the selected and executed test cases.

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Izzat Alsmadi,Sascha Alda,"Test Cases Reduction and Selection Optimization in Testing Web Services", IJIEEB, vol.4, no.5, pp.1-8, 2012.


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