Title

Constructing a reproducible testing environment for distributed Java applications.

Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Chen, J.

Keywords

Computer Science.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The emergence of the global Internet, wireless data communications, and the availability of powerful computers is enabling a new generation of distributed and concurrent systems. However, the inherent complexity of such systems introduces many new challenges in system testing and maintenance. One of the major problems in testing such systems is that executions with internal non-deterministic choices make the testing procedure non-repeatable. A natural solution is to artificially force the execution of a program to take desired paths so that a test can be reproduced. However, with geographically distributed processes and heterogeneous platform architectures, distributed systems have imposed new challenges in developing effective techniques for reproducible testing. The goal of this research is to build an environment to automate testing for distributed and concurrent Java applications. We will focus on controlling the order of occurrences of input and remote call events according to a user-specified test scenario, which is composed of input data, a constraint expressed as a partial order over the input and remote call events, and expected output. The testing environment is by itself distributed and does not require source code intrusion into the application under test. With minor changes, the testing components can also be reused in CORBA-based applications implemented in Java.Dept. of Computer Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .W35. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-05, page: 1769. Adviser: Jessica Chen. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.