Recent Posts by Kimmo Nupponen

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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The Many Faces of Conformiq Test Generation Technology
Quite often when people talk about MBT (Model Based Testing) they intuitively assume that model is always something with “boxes and arrows”; that is the model in MBT needs to be graphical and it is constructed out of some kind of nodes or vertices which are then connected using arrows of some sort. To some,…
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TechM — DevOps Ready Automated Test Execution and Management Platform
Tech Mahindra – an Indian multinational specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions across the Enterprise/IT and Communications markets– has created a DevOps platform called “Continuous Test Management” or CTM for short where an integral part is “Continuous Testing” as they call it. CTM is essentially a platform that goes from fully automated test…
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Extending the Use of Conformiq MBT Beyond Functional Testing
Conformiq is a technology provider for advanced Model Based Test (MBT) automation. At the heart of this capability is our engine which automatically generates functional test cases from a model of the system you are testing. The technology assumes no implementation details of the system and we validate whether the given system conforms to its…
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“But I already know the test cases that we need.”
I would be a very rich man if I would get paid a dime every time I hear this statement when meeting a potential customer. “I already know the test cases that we need.” Frankly, I have a really hard time understanding this statement and always need to be careful not to reply with “You’ve…
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Why System Modeling is Often Perceived More Difficult than Test Modeling?
Creating a system model – a model that directly describes the intended system behavior – is “easier” than creating tester models – models that describe the testing strategies themselves. This position has been demonstrated both within practical and theoretical frameworks. This correlates well with day-to-day observations of test managers: defining, designing, and expressing testing strategies…
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