Trends in Model-based GUI Testing [chapter]

Stephan Arlt, Cristiano Bertolini, Simon Pahl, Martin Schäf
2012 Advances in Computers  
This chapter gives an overview of the recent advances in GUI testing. Considering the increasing popularity and fast software development cycles (e.g., desktop and mobile applications), GUI testing gains more importance as it allows us to verify the behavior of a system from the user's perspective. Thus, it can quickly uncover relevant bugs, which a user could face. Traditional capture-replay GUI testing approaches do not meet the demands of developers anymore. Therefore, there is an increasing
more » ... research activity in modelbased GUI testing, where the user interaction behavior is simulated using a graphbased model. In the following, we outline different graphical notations to describe feasible user interactions, and methods to generate and execute test cases from these models. We discuss the benefits and limitations of the state-of-the-art in GUI testing research and give a brief outlook about new trends and possibilities to improve the GUI testing automation.
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-396535-6.00006-5 fatcat:s22kwofxrvgfpgy5z4syogttia