Interactive Execution of Non-interactive Test Framework Features : In Collaboration with Ericsson AB
Abstract: Some software libraries and frameworks get built to assist engineers in other domains than software engineering. However, these tools can be too complicated for these engineers to utilize due to their inexperience in software engineering. The engineers must then request assistance from more experienced software engineers. And when experienced software engineers must assist, they can spend less time on their original work. This problem got identified at Ericsson AB for one of their test automation frameworks for radio development, where test cases had to be written in pure Java code by test engineers without the test engineers always having the necessary skills to do so. In collaboration with Ericsson, we address this problem by applying design science to develop a novel technique that enables interactive execution of parts of this framework, called MJE Actions. We then present a prototype that embodies this novel technique. It enables test engineers at Ericsson to interactively execute MJE Actions via command-line without having to write a single line of Java code.
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