End-to-end integration testing design

W. T. Tsai, X. Bai, R. Paul, W. Shao, V. Agarwal

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Integration testing has always been a challenge especially if the system under test is large with many subsystems and interfaces. This paper proposes an approach to design End-to-End (E2E) integration testing, including test scenario specification, test case generation and tool support. Test scenarios are specified as thin threads, each of which represents a single function from an end user's point of view. Thin threads can be organized hierarchically into a tree with each branch consisting of a set of related thin threads representing a set of related functionality. A test engineer can use thin-thread trees to generate test cases systematically, as well as carry out other related tasks such as risk analysis and assignment, regression testing, ripple effect analysis. A prototype tool has been developed to support E2E testing in a distributed environment on the J2EE platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
Event25th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)2001 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2001Oct 12 2001


Other25th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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