JSEA  Vol.3 No.6 , June 2010
User Session-Based Test Case Generation and Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm
Author(s) Zhongsheng Qian*
ABSTRACT
An approach to generating and optimizing test cases is proposed for Web application testing based on user sessions using genetic algorithm. A large volume of meaningful user sessions are obtained after purging their irrelevant information by analyzing user logs on the Web server. Most of the redundant user sessions are also removed by the reduction process. For test reuse and test concurrency, it divides the user sessions obtained into different groups, each of which is called a test suite, and then prioritizes the test suites and the test cases of each test suite. So, the initial test suites and test cases, and their initial executing sequences are achieved. However, the test scheme generated by the elementary prioritization is not much approximate to the best one. Therefore, genetic algorithm is employed to optimize the results of grouping and prioritization. Meanwhile, an approach to generating new test cases is presented using crossover. The new test cases can detect faults caused by the use of possible conflicting data shared by different users.

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nullZ. Qian, "User Session-Based Test Case Generation and Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2010, pp. 541-547. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.36062.
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