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Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation by Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham

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Chapter 14. Model-Based GUI Testing of Android Applications

Antti JääskeläinenTommi TakalaMika Katara

Antti Jääskeläinen, Tommi Takala, and Mika Katara tell how they used model-based testing (MBT) in a substantial pilot study, testing smartphone applications—specifically Messaging, Contacts, and Calendar—on the Android platform. They used domain-specific tools rather than generic testing tools and a mix of commercial, open source, and inhouse tools, including two MBT tools. Testing in a huge state space was quite a challenge, but they give clear examples of the types of tests they were automating and good explanations of the algorithms used. They include many helpful ideas for making testing easier, such as using correct syntax for keywords and ...

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