In recent years, Web applications (WAs) have grown so quickly that they have already become crucial to the success of businesses. However, since they are built on Internet and open standard technologies, WAs possess their own unique features, such as dynamic behaviors, heterogeneous representations, and novel data handling mechanisms. These features provide concrete support to the success of WAs, but they bring new challenges to researchers and developers, especially in regard to testing WAs and ensuring their quality. Testing approaches for non-WAs have to be extended to handle these features before they are used in WA testing. This paper presents an agent-based approach to perform data-flow testing of WAs. More precisely, the data-flow testing will be performed by autonomous test agents at the method level, object level, and object cluster level, from low abstraction level to high abstraction level. In the process of the recommended data-flow testing, an agent-based WA testing system (WAT) will automatically generate and coordinate test agents to decompose the task of testing an entire WA into a set of subtasks that can be accomplished by test agents. The test agents, rooted in the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) model, cooperate with each other to complete the testing of a WA. An example is used to show the feasibility of the proposed approach.
1.1 Background Of Study
Kia Motors is South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer, having sold over 1.6 million cars in 2009.
The word Kia derives from Korean words meaning “to arise to the world from Asia.”
South Korea’s oldest car company, Kia was founded on June 9, 1944 as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts by hand − and has operated as one of the country’s Chaebols since. In 1952, Kia changed its name from Kyungsung Precision Industry, and later built motorcycles (starting in 1957), trucks (1962) and cars (1974). The company opened its first integrated automotive assembly plant in 1973, the Sohari Plant. Starting in 1986, in partnership with Ford, Kia produced several Mazda derived vehicles for both domestic sales in South Korea into other countries. These models include the Pride (based on the Mazda 121) and Avella, which were sold in North Americand Australasia as the Ford Festiva and Ford Aspire.
In 1992, Kia Motors America was incorporated in the United States. The first Kia-branded vehicles in the United States were sold from four dealerships in Portland, Oregon in February 1994. Since then, Kia expanded methodically one region at a time. Dealers in 1994 sold the Sephia, and a few years later the United States line expanded with the addition of the Sportage.
However, Kia’s bankruptcy in 1997, part of the Asian financial crisis, resulted in 51% of the company being acquired in 1998 by South Korean rival Hyundai Motor Company, outbidding Ford Motor Company which had owned an interest in Kia Motors since 1986. Subsequently, however, Hyundai has divested some of its ownership of Kia Motors, and currently Hyundai Motor Company owns less than 40% of the company.
In October 2006, Kia Motors America broke ground for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point, Georgia, representing a $1 billion USD investment for the company. Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia opened in February, 2010. For 2009, KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share.
1.2 Statement Of Problem
- The difficulties people face in locating a web application workshop.
- Urgent need to contact a web application workshop at emergency time.
- Improper management of information/data in a web application workshop.
- Difficulties people encountered when ordering for web application workshop tools/equipment.
- Time wasted in contacting a web application workshop.
The need arise for the development of Web test tool application design and measure performance.
1.3 Aims And Objectives
The aims and objectives of this project are listed below:
- To develop software called Web test tool application design and measure performance that will replace the manual method of processing information.
- To develop, promote, and provide adequate and efficiently coordinated web application workshop services at reasonable rates.
- To maintain an efficient system of collection, sorting and delivery of web application workshop fault and solution.
- To demonstrate increased motivation to the KIAMOTORS workers.
- To provide a means of contacting web application workshops at any given time.
- To eliminate the error involved with the manual method of processing data/information in a web application workshop.
- To save the time wasted with manual method of processing data/information and items.
- To establish and maintain web application workshop services.
1.4 Purpose Of Study
The main purpose of this study is to put to an end the difficulties people encountered in a web application workshop. This is actualized by Web test tool application design and measure performance which is user friendly and interactive. By the time this software is designed and implemented, the difficulties encountered with manual method of contacting and receiving information will be eliminated.
1.5 Significance Of Study
With the growth in information technology, the study offers numerous benefits to the KIAMOTORS and to any organization that deals on data/information.
Manual method of process will no longer be there again because information will be stored on the computer with the help of the AGENT BASED TESTING FOR WEB APPLICATION.
Because of the easy to use nature of Web test tool application design and measure performance, any organization can easily develop it to make use of it.
This project work is narrowed to KIAMOTORS Enugu. It deals with the development of Web test tool application design and measure performance to help in the transferring of data/information and web application workshop tools.
Owing to the scope of this project work as stated above, this project work is limited to Web test tool application design and measure performance, KIAMOTORS Enugu.
It is important to mention here that time was a major constraint in the course of fact finding. It is also wise to mention here that some information we need to work with was not collected because of the unwillingness of the staff to review such information.
1.8 Assumption Of Study
One of the major assumptions made in this project work is that manual methods of contacting and receiving data/information and tools from web application workshop are ineffective, time wasting, prone to error and high level of energy dissipation.