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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Thu 24 Sep 2020 16:40 - 16:50 at Kangaroo - Mobile App (2) Chair(s): Eric Bodden

Most software systems interact with their environment extensively. This is especially true for mobile apps, whose behavior often depends on sensors, external services, and inter-process communications. These interactions can complicate testing activities, as test cases may need a complete environment to be executed. They can also cause issues such as flakiness, for example when the environment behaves in non-deterministic ways. For these reasons, it is common to create test mocks that can eliminate the need for (part of) the environment to be present during testing. Manual mock creation, however, can be extremely time consuming and error-prone. Moreover, the generated mocks can typically only be used in the context of the specific tests for which they were created. To address these issues, we propose MOKA, a general framework for collecting and generating reusable test mocks in an automated way. MOKA leverages the ability to observe a large number of interactions between an application and its environment and uses an iterative approach to generate mocks with different reusability characteristics—advanced mocks generated through program synthesis and basic record-replay-based mocks. In this paper, we describe the new ideas behind MOKA, its main characteristics, a preliminary study, and a set of possible applications that would benefit from our framework.

Thu 24 Sep

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16:00 - 17:00
Mobile App (2)NIER track / Tool Demonstrations / Research Papers at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Eric Bodden Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Paderborn University and Fraunhofer IEM
Seven Reasons Why: An In-Depth Study of the Limitations of Random Test Input Generation for AndroidExperience
Research Papers
Farnaz Behrang Georgia Tech, Alessandro Orso Georgia Tech
Test Automation in Open-Source Android Apps: A Large-Scale Empirical Study
Research Papers
Jun-Wei Lin University of California, Irvine, Navid Salehnamadi University of California, Irvine, Sam Malek University of California at Irvine, USA
A Framework for Automated Test Mocking of Mobile Apps
NIER track
Mattia Fazzini University of Minnesota, Alessandra Gorla IMDEA Software Institute, Alessandro Orso Georgia Tech
AirMochi – A Tool for Remotely Controlling iOS Devices
Tool Demonstrations
Nikola Lukic University of Southern California, Saghar Talebipour University of Southern California, Nenad Medvidović University of Southern California, USA