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Communication Papers of the 17th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 32

ModelWeb: A Toolset for the Model-based Testing of Web Applications

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2022F270

Citation: Communication Papers of the 17th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 32, pages 331338 ()

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Abstract. Model-based testing promotes the specifications ofabstract system behaviours and their transformations into test scenarios to enhance the quality of software testing. In this paper, we propose a modeling toolset called ModelWeb for the model-based testing of web applications. ModelWeb provides a modeling editor that offers a flowchart-based notation set for the modeling of users' functional behaviours on the web applications. ModelWeb's flowchart notation set consists of a pre-defined list of user actions (e.g., click, type, login, register, select etc.) and system actions (display and return). ModelWeb can further transform the flowchart-based model for a web functionality (e.g., adding products to cart in an online store) into the test scenarios that are documented in accordance with the behaviour driven development (BDD) approach for understandability and the acceptance by the web test automation tools. So finally, ModelWeb can automatically test the web applications against the transformed BDD scenarios using the Selenium web test automation tool and report the test results to the user. To evaluate ModelWeb, we asked four practitioners from diverse industries to test three different web-applications with and without ModelWeb. We observed that ModelWeb enables considerable gains on the time performance (27-41\%) and the number BDD scenarios obtained (51-113\%).


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