Design Study for Creating Pathfinder: A Visualization Tool for Generating Software Test Plans using Model based Testing

Kuruvilla Lukose, Shivam Agarwal, Vidyashankar Nagesha Rao, Jaya Sreevalsan-Nair

Abstract

Model Based Testing (MBT) is a popularly used software testing technique in the software industry. However, there still exists a gap between the awareness of benefits of MBT and its adoption in the industry, specifically in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) or Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) domains. This can be predominantly attributed to the learning curve of using many of the existing MBT tools. To address this gap in the CAD/CAE industry, we propose Pathfinder - an MBT tool, with a Graphical User Interface (GUI), for guiding a software tester in generating test plans for a system-under-test (SUT). The goal of using Pathfinder is for obtaining consistency and reproducibility in the generated test plans across a team of software testers. Our tool introduces a novel representation of the SUT as a High-level Model (HLM), and the use of graph visualization for test plan generation from the HLM. We have designed the GUI to be intuitive for the tester to generate test plans and select relevant tests, which precedes the test execution done outside of our tool. Here, we discuss the design decisions we adopted towards creating Pathfinder, and demonstrates its usage with two case studies.

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Lukose K., Agarwal S., Nagesha Rao V. and Sreevalsan-Nair J. (2018). Design Study for Creating Pathfinder: A Visualization Tool for Generating Software Test Plans using Model based Testing.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-289-9, pages 289-300. DOI: 10.5220/0006622302890300


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp18,
author={Kuruvilla Lukose and Shivam Agarwal and Vidyashankar Nagesha Rao and Jaya Sreevalsan-Nair},
title={Design Study for Creating Pathfinder: A Visualization Tool for Generating Software Test Plans using Model based Testing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={289-300},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006622302890300},
isbn={978-989-758-289-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - Design Study for Creating Pathfinder: A Visualization Tool for Generating Software Test Plans using Model based Testing
SN - 978-989-758-289-9
AU - Lukose K.
AU - Agarwal S.
AU - Nagesha Rao V.
AU - Sreevalsan-Nair J.
PY - 2018
SP - 289
EP - 300
DO - 10.5220/0006622302890300