Minimizing GUI event traces

  title={Minimizing GUI event traces},
  author={Lazaro Clapp and Osbert Bastani and Saswat Anand and Alexander Aiken},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
GUI input generation tools for Android apps, such as Android's Monkey, are useful for automatically producing test inputs, but these tests are generally orders of magnitude larger than necessary, making them difficult for humans to understand. We present a technique for minimizing the output of such tools. Our technique accounts for the non-deterministic behavior of mobile apps, producing small event traces that reach a desired activity with high probability. We propose a variant of delta… CONTINUE READING