A Model for Usage-Based Testing of Event-Driven Software
Event-driven software is very diverse, e.g., in form of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), Web applications, or embedded software. Regardless of the application, the challenges for testing event-driven software are similar. Most event-driven systems allow a huge number of possible event sequences, which makes exhaustive testing infeasible. As a possible solution, usage-based testing has been proposed for several types of event-driven software. However, previous work has always focused on one type of event-driven software. In this paper, we propose a usage-based testing model for event-driven software in general. The model is divided into three layers to provide a maximum of platform independence while allowing interoperability with existing platform dependent solutions.