Chapter Five

Advances in Testing JavaScript-Based Web Applications

Ali Mesbah*,1    * Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada1 Corresponding author: email address: amesbah@ece.ubc.ca

Abstract

JavaScript is a flexible and expressive prototype-based scripting language that is used by developers to create interactive web applications. The language is interpreted, dynamic, weakly typed, and has first-class functions. It also interacts extensively with other web languages such as CSS and HTML at runtime. All these characteristics make JavaScript code particularly error-prone and challenging to analyze and test. In this chapter, we explore recent advances made in analysis and testing ...

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