JETracer - A Framework for Java GUI Event Tracing

Arthur-Jozsef Molnar


The present paper introduces the open-source Java Event Tracer (JETracer) framework for real-time tracing of GUI events within applications based on the AWT, Swing or SWT graphical toolkits. Our framework provides a common event model for supported toolkits, the possibility of receiving GUI events in real-time, good performance in the case of complex target applications and the possibility of deployment over a network. The present paper provides the rationale for JETracer, presents related research and details its technical implementation. An empirical evaluation where JETracer is used to trace GUI events within five popular, open-source applications is also presented.


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Paper Citation

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Molnar A. (2015). JETracer - A Framework for Java GUI Event Tracing . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-100-7, pages 207-214. DOI: 10.5220/0005372902070214

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author={Arthur-Jozsef Molnar},
title={JETracer - A Framework for Java GUI Event Tracing},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - JETracer - A Framework for Java GUI Event Tracing
SN - 978-989-758-100-7
AU - Molnar A.
PY - 2015
SP - 207
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0005372902070214