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A domain-specific visual modeling language for testing environment emulation

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posted on 2024-06-06, 09:44 authored by J Liu, J Grundy, I Avazpour, Mohamed AbdelrazekMohamed Abdelrazek
Software integration testing plays an increasingly important role as the software industry has experienced a major change from isolated applications to highly distributed computing environments. Conducting integration testing is a challenging task because it is often very difficult to replicate a real enterprise environment. Emulating testing environment is one of the key solutions to this problem. However, existing specification-based emulation techniques require manual coding of their message processing engines, therefore incurring high development cost. In this paper, we present a suite of domain-specific visual modeling languages to describe emulated testing environments at a high abstraction level. Our solution allows domain experts to model a testing environment from abstract interface layers. These layer models are then transformed to runtime environment for application testing. Our user study shows that our visual languages are easy to use, yet with sufficient expressive power to model complex testing applications.

History

Pagination

1-9

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Start date

2016-09-04

End date

2016-09-08

ISBN-13

9781509002528

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication, E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2016, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

VL/HCC 2016: Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing

Event

Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. Symposium (2016 : Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Publisher

IEEE

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Series

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing