First Advisor

Masters, William

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Ina, Donald


Birkenheuer, Nancy


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering and Database Technologies


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

87 pages


This project analyzed the effectiveness of using Story Testing frameworks to create an application directly from user specifications. It did this by taking an example business application with "traditional" specifications and rewriting those specifications in three different Story Testing Frameworks - Cucumber, FitNesse, and JBehave. Analysis of results drew the following conclusions: 1) Story Testing can help prove a project's completeness, 2) Specifications are still too technical, 3) Implementation is not overly complex, and 4) Story Testing is worth it. It proposed future research around evaluating natural languages and seeking more user-friendly ways of writing specifications in a natural language.

Date of Award

Fall 2012

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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