Page Object is a design pattern aimed at making web test scripts more readable, robust and maintainable. The effort to manually create the page objects needed for a web application may be substantial and unfortunately existing tools do not help web developers in such task.In this paper we present APOGEN, a tool for the automatic generation of page objects for web applications. Our tool automatically derives a testing model by reverse engineering the target web application and uses a combination of dynamic and static analysis to generate Java page objects for the popular Selenium WebDriver framework. Our preliminary evaluation shows that it is possible to use around 3/4 of the automatic page object methods as they are, while the remaining 1/4 need only minor modifications.

Why Creating Web Page Objects Manually if It Can Be Done Automatically?

STOCCO, ANDREA;LEOTTA, MAURIZIO;RICCA, FILIPPO;TONELLA, PAOLO
2015-01-01

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Page Object is a design pattern aimed at making web test scripts more readable, robust and maintainable. The effort to manually create the page objects needed for a web application may be substantial and unfortunately existing tools do not help web developers in such task.In this paper we present APOGEN, a tool for the automatic generation of page objects for web applications. Our tool automatically derives a testing model by reverse engineering the target web application and uses a combination of dynamic and static analysis to generate Java page objects for the popular Selenium WebDriver framework. Our preliminary evaluation shows that it is possible to use around 3/4 of the automatic page object methods as they are, while the remaining 1/4 need only minor modifications.
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