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Test Case Markup Language for Visual Programming Language


Mohd Farid Jaafar, Mohd Hasan Selamat, Abdul Azim Abdul Ghani


Vol. 7  No. 9  pp. 45-52


Although Visual Programming Language (VPL) is made easy by using iconic and graphic mode, designing test cases for the program is still a tedious and meticulous work. Recent developments in the field of test case designs have led to a renewed interest in using requirement specification, design specification, complex technique (i.e. Z) and third-party tools; but there are only for non visual programming. One concern regarding to this method is that the information supplied by user in designing test case would be less accurate and thus affected the test suite produced. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to explore the creation of VPL data representation for the test case generation using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Validation and verification of the language created is done by comparing test cases from five VPL programs that are converted into the proposed language with manually-designed test cases. It can be concluded that the test case markup language created in this study is able to create test cases for VPL. This proves that the proposed language able to bridge the gap in test case creation for VPL and thus simplifies the information carried by VPL.


Visual Programming Language, Data Representation, XML, Test Case, Graph