Migrating Autonomic Self-Testing to the Cloud

Date Added: Mar 2010
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The cloud computing model continues to gain much attention from software industry practitioners. As such, leading companies are investing in the development, packaging and delivery of cloud services over the Internet. However, although much work is being done to model and build cloud applications and services, there is significantly less research devoted to testing them. This paper describes the research-in-progress towards migrating Autonomic Self-Testing (AST) to the cloud. The approach combines the development of an automated test harness for a cloud service, with the delivery of test Support as-a-Service (TSaaS). Both AST and TSaaS are supported by a virtual test environment, which utilizes the power of the cloud to enhance the self-testing process.