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Offline Testing Methodology for Catalogue Driven Application Development

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244782D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to reduce or eliminate the need for a live system or application to perform application functionality testing, including the creation and maintenance of associated test data. This solution, in the context of a data driven architecture, allows users to test application functionality by verifying the input data.

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Offline Testing Methodology for Catalogue Driven Application Development

Existing testing solutions require a live application to validate functionality. Working with a live test environment has inherent risks and costs, such as the preparation of test data, creation of testing scripts, and manual validation of the system or application.

Figure 1: Current testing methodology

The novel contribution is a method to reduce or eliminate the need to have a live system or application available , including the creation and maintenance of associated test data. This enables greater test coverage within a given schedule while eliminating dependencies and errors associated with the use of test data. In addition, users are not constrained by system or application outages to perform testing activities.

This solution, in the context of a data driven architecture, allows users to test application functionality by verifying the input data. This allows users to verify system or application behavior without requiring the system or application to be available. Once it has been confirmed that the application code is functioning and the only remaining variable is input data , then the live system or application is no longer required; the data loaded into the system drives system behavior.

Figure 2: Proposed testing methodology

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Rather than continue to test via the live system or application, functionality can be verified by reviewing the data through a consumable report...