Our article about “Automated System Testing for a Learning Management System” was published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET).
Over the last years software development life-cycles have continuously been shortened and new releases are being deployed at a more and more frequent level. In order to ensure the quality of those releases, a strong shift towards automated testing at all testing levels has become noticeable throughout the software development industry. At system testing level, the scope of testing is the developed product as a whole, tested in a test environment that has a very close resemblance to the production system. Because of this system-wide scope and the many potential sources for failures, the implementation of automated tests at this level is challenging. Exhaustive testing is neither feasible nor maintainable, therefore proper designed test cases that cover important functionality are essential. Due to increasing laws and regulations on data protection and data privacy, proper management of test data used in automated testing is as important. This paper discusses how automated system tests for TeachCenter 3.0, Graz University of Technology’s learning management system, were implemented.
Reference: Kripser, L., Ebner, M., Ebner, M. (2020) Automated System Testing for a Learning Management System. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET). 15(24). pp. 89-100