Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2006

First Page

151

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1109/COMPSAC.2006.98

Last Page

156

Abstract

Software testing is a very expensive and time consuming process. It can account for up to 50% of the total cost of the software development. Distributed systems make software testing a daunting task. The research described in this paper investigates a novel multi-agent framework for testing 3-tier distributed systems. This paper describes the framework architecture as well as the communication mechanism among agents in the architecture. Web-based application is examined as a case study to validate the proposed framework. The framework is considered as a step forward to automate testing for distributed systems in order to enhance their reliability within an acceptable range of cost and time.

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