Managing App Testing Device Clouds: Issues and Opportunities

Mattia Fazzini, Alessandro Orso

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Abstract

Because creating and maintaining an in-house test lab is expensive and time-consuming, companies and app developers often use device clouds to test their apps. Because quality-assurance activities depend on such device clouds, it is important to understand possible issues related to their use. To this end, in this paper we present a preliminary study that investigates issues and highlights research opportunities in the context of managing and maintaining device clouds. In the study, we analyzed over 12 million test executions on 110 devices. We found that the management software of the cloud infrastructure we considered affected some test executions, and almost all the cloud devices had at least one security-related issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1257-1259
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367684
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Event35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2020 - Virtual, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Sep 22 2020Sep 25 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2020

Conference

Conference35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, ASE 2020
CountryAustralia
CityVirtual, Melbourne
Period9/22/209/25/20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by gifts from Amazon and Face-book, and by NSF grant CCF-1563991.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 ACM.

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