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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Wed 15 Jul 2020 14:20 - 14:30 at AST - Live Session 2 Chair(s): Fevzi Belli

Microservice-based applications consist of multiple services that can evolve independently. When services are modified, they are typically tested before being deployed. However, the test suites that are executed are usually designed without the exact knowledge about how the services will be accessed and used in the field, therefore they may easily miss relevant test scenarios, failing to prevent the deployment of faulty services. To address this problem, we introduce ExVivoMicroTest, an approach that analyzes the execution of deployed services at runtime in the field, in order to generate test cases for future versions of the same services. ExVivoMicroTest exploits cloud technologies, containers in particular, to generate a mocked environment that fully isolates the service under test from the rest of the system. It then reproduces service interactions as previously analyzed, thus testing the new version of the service against usage scenarios that capture the field usages of its earlier versions. We evaluate our approach on an open sourced microservices application and show that ExVivoMicroTest can effectively reveal faults based on automatically collected data.

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ast-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:00: AST 2020 - Live Session 2 at AST
Chair(s): Fevzi BelliPaderborn University, Germany
ast-2020-papers14:00 - 14:10
Research paper
Hong ZhuOxford Brookes University , Ian BayleyOxford Brookes University
ast-2020-papers14:10 - 14:20
Research paper
Iván Arcuschin MorenoUniversity of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Pablo GaleottiUniversity of Buenos Aires, Diego GarbervetskyUniversity of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Argentina
Pre-print
ast-2020-papers14:20 - 14:30
Research paper
Luca Gazzola Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Maayan GoldsteinNokia Bell Labs, Israel, Leonardo MarianiUniversity of Milano Bicocca, Itai SegallNokia Bell-Labs, Luca UssiUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
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ast-2020-papers14:30 - 14:40
Research paper
Ivan JovanovikjPaderborn University, Enes YigitbasUniversity of Paderborn, Germany, Achyuth NagarajPaderborn University, Stefan SauerPaderborn University, Gregor EngelsPaderborn University
Pre-print
ast-2020-papers14:40 - 14:50
Short-paper
Jean MalmMalardalen University, Adnan CausevicMälardalen University, Bjorn LisperMalardalen University, Sigrid EldhEricsson, Sweden
ast-2020-papers14:50 - 15:00
Short-paper
Mitja KulczynskiKiel University, Florin ManeaUniversity of Göttingen, Dirk NowotkaKiel University, Danny Bøgsted PoulsenAalborg University