International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)
ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJITCS Vol.7, No.3, Feb. 2015
Investigating into Automated Test Patterns in Erratic Tests by Considering Complex Objects
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Software testing is an important activity in software development life cycle. Testing includes running a program on a set of test cases and comparing seen results with expected results. Automated testing encompasses all automation efforts across software testing lifecycle, with focus on automating system testing efforts and integration. Automated testing brings plenty of benefits that speeding up test running time, increasing accuracy of testing process and minimizing costs in different parts of system are three superior features of it. Maintenance and development of test automation tools are not as easy as traditional testing due to unexplored issues which need more examinations. Automated test patterns have been presented to mitigate some problems happening by automated testing and improve efficiency. This paper aims to investigate into automatic testing and automated test patterns. Also, demonstrates behaviour of applying an automated test pattern on a complex object. Results show during choosing an automated pattern to run, we should consider test structure especially level of test object complexity otherwise inconsistency may happen.
Cite This Paper
Akram Hedayati, Maryam Ebrahimzadeh, Amir Abbaszadeh Sori,"Investigating into Automated Test Patterns in Erratic Tests by Considering Complex Objects", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.7, no.3, pp.54-59, 2015. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2015.03.08
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