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dc.contributor.advisorCrawford, Heather
dc.contributor.authorOliver, Carol Anne
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-03T15:45:55Z
dc.date.available2019-04-03T15:45:55Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2759
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractAre existing software testing technologies satisfying the needs of mobile software testing practitioners? This dissertation provides evidence that the existing technologies fall short of practitioner’s actual needs and analyzes some reasons why this is so. The first contribution presents a framework for analyzing the software testing needs of practitioners, which is then used to assess the existing software testing tools and body of research, revealing significant gaps. The second contribution proposes a vision for a new software testing technology for mobile apps, which is then applied to a real-world problem causing problems for software testing practitioners (namely, the verification of GUI layouts on diverse mobile devices). The third contribution presents a detailed, ecosystem-independent approach for implementing this new solution. The fourth contribution applies this generic implementation to Android, exposes missing infrastructure within Android, and presents first steps toward a solution. Finally, this dissertation discusses the ramifications of lessons learned during this work and a variety of paths for further research.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright held by author.en_US
dc.titleFirst Steps in Retrofitting a Versatile Software Testing Infrastructure to Androiden_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-03-05T19:43:03Z
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy in Computer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.departmentComputer Engineering and Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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