Morpheus Web Testing: A Tool for Generating Test Cases for Widget Based Web Applications




: User Interfaces, widgets, Morpheus Web Testing, Code Coverage


Context: Widgets are reusable User Interfaces (UIs) components frequently delivered in Web applications.In the web application, widgets implement different interaction scenarios, such as buttons, menus, and text input.
Problem: Tests are performed manually, so the cost associated with preparing and executing test cases is high.
Objective: Automate the process of generating functional test cases for web applications, using intermediate artifacts of the web development process that structure widgets in the web application. The goal of this process is to ensure the quality of the software, reduce overall software lifecycle time and the costs associated with tests.
Method:We elaborated a test generation strategy and implemented this strategy in a tool, Morpheus Web Testing. Morpheus Web Testing extracts widget information from Java Server Faces artifacts to generate test cases for JSF web applications. We conducted a case study for comparing Morpheus Web Testing with a state of the art tool (CrawlJax).
Results: The results indicate evidence that the approach Morpheus Web Testing managed to reach greater code coverage compared to a CrawlJax.
Conclusion: The achieved coverage values represent evidence that the results obtained from the proposed approach contribute to the process of automated test software engineering in the industry.


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Author Biographies

Romulo de Almeida Neves, Federal Technological University of Parana (UTFPR), Cornélio Procópio, Paraná, Brazil

Romulo de Almeida Neves. Agile, eXtreme Programming, TDD, Hexagonal Architecture, and Flutter enthusiast. Graduated in computer engineering and master in computing. Over 17 years of experience with the Java platform, applicatons servers, elaboration of architectures, back-end projects, web solutions, desktop, mobile, solution integrations using rest, soap, microservices, using proprietary java products, JCP products, Jakarta EE and Spring framework products.

Willian Massami Watanabe, Federal Technological University of Parana (UTFPR), Cornélio Procópio, Paraná, Brazil

Willian Massami Watanbe. Ex-Yahoo!, Professor and Passionate Software Engineer, with experience in development practices associated to Web technologies and Web engineering practices (such as: eXtreme Programming, TDD – Test-Driven Design, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery). Eager to contribute by developing quality assured Web applications, also considering attributes such as usability, maintenance and multi-platform characteristic of the Web.

Rafael Oliveira, Federal Technological University of Parana (UTFPR), Cornélio Procópio, Paraná, Brazil

Rafael Oliveira. Is a researcher in Software Engineering and adjunct professor – The Federal University of Technology – Paraná – UTFPR. Interested in research activities associated with planning/implementing automated software testing solutions in different projects, supporting code review processes, measuring change impact, planning and implementing testing frameworks, maintaining testing scripts, and reports, supporting API, and manual testing activities.


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