150724 Ruether

MSc defense Jan Rüther


  • Date: 24 July 2015 (Friday)
  • Time: 13.15 (1pm ct)
  • Room: B 017
  • Presenter: Jan Rüther
  • Supervisor: Ralf Lämmel
  • 2nd reviewer: Martin Leinberger


A feature model for web testing tools


Web application testing is an active research area. Garousi et al. did a systematic mapping study and classified 79 papers published between 2000-2011. However, there seems to be a lack of information exchange between the scientific community and tool developers. This thesis systematically analyzes the field of functional, system level web application testing tools. 194 candidate tools were collected in the tool search and screened, with 23 tools being selected as foundation of this thesis. These 23 tools were systematically used to generate a feature model of the domain. The methodology to support this is an additional contribution of this thesis. It processes end user documentation of tools belonging to an examined domain and creates a feature model. The feature model gives an overview over the existing features, their alternatives and their distribution. It can be used to identify trends and problems, extraordinary features, help decision making of tool purchase or guide scientists how to focus research.