Available at: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses/1253
Date of Award
MS in Computer Science
Web applications are quickly replacing standalone applications for everyday tasks.
These web applications need to be tested to ensure proper functionality and
reliability. There have been substantial efforts to create tools that assist with the
testing of web applications, but there is no standard set of tools or a recommended
workflow to ensure speed of development and strength of application.
We have used and outlined the merits of a number of existing testing tools
and brought together the best among them to create what we believe is a fully- featured, easy to use, testing framework and workflow for web application devel- opment.
We then took an existing web application, PolyXpress, and augmented its
development process to include our workflow suggestions in order to incorporate
testing at all levels. PolyXpress is a web application that “allows you to create
location-based stories, build eTours, or create restaurant guides. It is the tool
that will bring people to locations in order to entertain, educate, or provide
amazing deals.” After incorporating our testing procedures, we immediately
detected previously unknown bugs in the software. In addition, there is now a
workflow in place for future developers to use which will expedite their testing