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An Integrated Test Environment for Distributed Applications

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor John Dobson



Software testing is an essential component in achieving software quality. However, it is a very time-consuming and tedious activity and accounts for over 30% of the cost. In addition to its high cost, manual testing is unpopular and often inconsistently executed. Therefore, a powerful environment that automates testing and analysis techniques is needed. This paper presents a statistics-based integrated test environment (SITE) for testing distributed applications. To address two crucial issues in software testing, when to stop testing and how good the software is after testing, SITE provides automatic support for test execution, test development, test failure analysis, test measurement, test management and test planning.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chu HD, Dobson JE

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1998

Pages: 21

Print publication date: 01/01/1998

Source Publication Date: 1998

Report Number: 621

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne