gtklogger: A Tool For Systematically Testing Graphical User Interfaces

Published: August 20, 2015

Author(s)

Stephen A. Langer, Faical Y. Congo, Andrew C. Reid, Rhonald Lua, Valerie R. Coffman

Abstract

We describe a scheme for systematically testing the operation of a graphical user interface. The scheme provides a capability for generating event logs, which are recordings of a user session with the interface. These logs can be annotated with assertion statements, comparing reference test data with data retrieved by introspection on the GUI elements. Such an annotated log forms a test case, suitable for incorporation into a regression test suite.
Citation: Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1862
Report Number:
1862
NIST Pub Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs

Keywords

software testing, graphical user interface
Created August 20, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018