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MBT User Survey 2019
If you have evaluated, used, or are using any model-based testing approach, please take a few minutes to respond to the 2019 Model-based Testing User Survey. This year, the 2019 MBT User Survey is a joint initiative of the French and German Testing Boards. It is already the fourth edition of this survey. Our purpose…
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Conformiq is Hiring!
Conformiq is a global, privately held company with offices in the United States, Finland and India. The company has a culture and environment that combines the best of the energy of the Silicon Valley and the Nordic know-how. Our mission is to enable our customers to create better software faster and with lower costs. While…
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Creator 4.0 — Faster and More Capable Than Ever Before
The stuff that I often write about pertains to performance of test generation. The reason for this is quite clear: performance has been and still is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in deploying model based testing and automated test design in an industrial context. We, as a technology provider, are not the only one affected by this. In…
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Solving a Game of Sudoku Using a Test Generator
OK I admit that this is a bit farfetched. I don’t ever recall a test manager whose biggest concern would have been how to efficiently solve and test Sudokus. I was simply in a mood of having some fun and what would be better than working with a Sudoku problem. I bet that you have…
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Writing Test Cases Manually Is Faster Than Modeling… Huh?
Over the years I have been wondering why folks involved in testing are not more eager to adopt practices that we have shown numerous times to be superior to current practices. Let’s face it, making sure that all the interesting scenarios and corner cases have properly, effectively, and efficiently been tested is not an easy…
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Model-Based Testing User Survey – 2016
As part of its engagement in the global MBT community Conformiq would like to raise awareness about the MBT User Survey 2016 which is conducted by an independent group (Robert V. Binder, Carnegie-Mellon University Software Engineering Institute; Anne Kramer, gmbh; Bruno Legeard, Smartesting & University of Franche-Comté). If you have evaluated, used, or are using…
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Model Based Testing in the Automotive Industry
The automotive industry is constantly facing the significant challenge of releasing cars with no software defects. It goes without saying that a software fault in the braking system, in the traction control system or in the assisted steering system can be catastrophic, while problems in non safety critical components may “only” annoy the user, yet…
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Model Driven Workflow
Recently I wrote a blog post about the action language adopted and standardized by the OMG (Object Management Group) called Action Language for fUML or Alf where I alluded about something that I call “model driven workflow” (MDW) — a modeling workflow that embraces modeling across the whole software development lifecycle integrating design, development and…
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Modeling Using Alf Action Language
I remember more than 10 years ago when we were making a decision on what the modeling language we should be using for creating Conformiq Designer models. It was quite clear that we wanted to have a graphical notation that the user could use to capture high-level control flow and life cycle of objects as…
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