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Javabeans Test Case

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013289D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

1. KEY IDEAS We present a novel approach to software testing by treating a test case as a software components that can be reused, customized and assembled offline during code development or dynamically at run time. Specifically, we treat a test case as a JavaBean, which can be customized using a Java Bean Development Kit (BDK) or during actual testing by loading the test cases within a run time testing framework which supports the functions expressed in a BDK. Reusability is gained primarily through the mechanism of class inheritance. Basic functionality shared by most test cases is supported in a super class JavaBeans Test Case which testers extend and specialize for their own special test environment. 2. CLAIMS 2.1Broadest Claims