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Towards Property-Based Testing of RESTful Web Services

Lamela Seijas, Pablo and Li, Huiqing and Thompson, Simon (2013) Towards Property-Based Testing of RESTful Web Services. Technical report. School of Computing, University of Kent (Unpublished) (KAR id:34865)

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Abstract

Developing APIs as Web Services over HTTP implies adding an extra layer to software, compared to the ones that we would

In this paper, as a first step towards automating the testing of Web Services over HTTP, we describe a practical mechanism and model for testing RESTful Web Services without side effects and give an example of how we successfully adapted that mechanism to test two different existing Web Services: Storage Room by Thriventures and Google Tasks by Google. For this task we have used Erlang together with state machine models in the property-based testing tool Quviq QuickCheck, implemented using the statem module.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: web services, REST, Representational State Transfer, Quviq, QuickCheck, Erlang, state machine, generator, property-based testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Simon Thompson
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 21:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34865 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thompson, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2350-301X
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