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New Process/Approach for Test Planning and Test Automation Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018816D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-14

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Test automation is an expensive activity that may prove not a good investment if done without good planning and structure. The proposed system improves the process of test automation, from test planning to automated test generation. It introduces two paradigms that contribute to lowering the automation cost, thus increasing its value: "build a solid foundation for automation" and "automate test generation". In order to increase the automation benefits, first, plan ahead and create the building blocks of the automated system - a set of procedures that can be shared by multiple tests. Second, the automated test cases are generated by a tool that takes as input the mapping between the building blocks and the actual tests.