Volume 9

V9 N3 Pages 68-82

August 2011

System Testing of Desktop and Web Applications

James M Slack
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001, USA

Abstract: We want our students to experience system testing of both desktop and web applications, but the cost of professional system-testing tools is far too high. We evaluate several free tools and find that AutoIt makes an ideal educational system-testing tool. We show several examples of desktop and web testing with AutoIt, starting with simple record/playback and working up to a keyword-based testing framework that stores test data in an Excel spreadsheet.

Keywords: system testing tools, keyword-based tests, record/playback, AutoIT

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Recommended Citation: Slack, J. M. (2011). System Testing of Desktop and Web Applications. Information Systems Education Journal, 9(3) pp 68-82. http://isedj.org/2011-9/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2010)