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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 47, Pages: 3433-3441

Original Article

Non-Functional Testing Framework for Container-Based Applications

Received Date:09 November 2021, Accepted Date:13 December 2021, Published Date:25 December 2021


Objectives: To propose a generic framework that would help in defining a process and an eco-system which could be used to thoroughly test the non-functional behavior of any container-based applications. Methods: A comprehensive study was conducted to investigate the available frameworks for testing non-functional characteristics. This was followed up by quantitative analysis to know containers, non-functional aspects, generic framework, and its usage requirement. The step-by-step method was used to design the framework, where first the sub-parts were designed and implemented. It was followed up by defining the integration points of all the sub-parts. Finally, a fully matured, functional, and integrated framework came into effect. Findings: There are no frameworks available to focus on the non-functional aspect of container-based applications. The proposed framework can be utilized by various entities, viz developers, testers, integrators, and system or application certification authorities. It can be used to determine the nature and behavior of containerized applications under the known and unknown factors of non-functional characteristics, which transcends the mere realm of application behavior but primarily delves into the surrounding actors for the proper functioning of the application. Novelty: A unique testing framework for container applications focusing on non-functional characteristics.

Keywords: Framework, Capacity, Scalability, High Availability, Non­Functional Testing


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© 2021 Siddiqui & Siddiqui This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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