The conference ICST (International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation) is an international conference about the software quality, mainly about the verification and the validation. This conference proposes several workshops whose AMOST (Advances in Model Based Testing) to whom Ivan Enderlin was present to make a presentation of its latest researches (we can found in Hoa).
Grammar-Based Testing using Realistic Domains in PHP
This paper presents an integration of grammar-based testing in a framework for contract-based testing in PHP. It relies on the notion of realistic domains, that make it possible to assign domains to data, by means of contract assertions written inside the source code of a PHP application. Then a test generation tool uses the contracts to generate relevant test data for unit testing. Finally a runtime assertion checker validates the assertions inside the contracts (among others membership of data to realistic domains) to establish the conformance verdict. We introduce here the possibility to generate and validate complex textual data specified by a grammar written in a dedicated grammar description language. This approach is tool-supported and experimented on the validation of web applications.