A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Serverless Testing: Tool Vendors' and Experts' Points of View

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Lenarduzzi Valentina, Panichella Annibale

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: IEEE Software

Volume number: 38

Issue number: 1

Start page: 54

End page: 60

Number of pages: 7

ISSN: 0740-7459

eISSN: 1937-4194

JUFO level of this publication: 2

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MS.2020.3030803

Open Access: Open Access publication

Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202102023524


Serverless architecture is an emerging design style for cloud-based software systems. Testing serverless applications plays an important role in software quality assurance. However, currently, there is no consensus on how to test and debug such systems properly. Moreover, the current lack of mature tooling is a central challenge. We designed and conducted three interviews among two tools vendor leaders in the serverless domain (Epsagon and Thundra) and one expert in the field (Yan Cui), investigating the good and bad practices and several open issues. The current status of testing and debugging in serverless-based applications depicted by the experts helped us to highlight issues and challenges that need to be deeply investigated.

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