2013 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE), November 11-15, 2013, Palo Alto, USA

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Technical Research Track
Medtrn. II
Automated Verification of Pattern-Based Interaction Invariants in Ajax Applications
Yuta Maezawa, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshinori Tanabe, and Shinichi Honiden
(University of Tokyo, Japan; Waseda University, Japan; National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Abstract: When developing asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) applications, developers implement Ajax design patterns for increasing the usability of the applications. However, unpredictable contexts of running applications might conceal faults that will break the design patterns, which decreases usability. We propose a support tool called JSVerifier that automatically verifies interaction invariants; the applications handle their interactions in invariant occurrence and order. We also present a selective set of interaction invariants derived from Ajax design patterns, as input. If the application behavior breaks the design patterns, JSVerifier automatically outputs faulty execution paths for debugging. The results of our case studies show that JSVerifier can verify the interaction invariants in a feasible amount of time, and we conclude that it can help developers increase the usability of Ajax applications.


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