Category Archives: Blogs

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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Why Automated Test Design is AGILE?
In my career I have been asked this question a lot of times. How will your approach (to test design) help us to work in a more AGILE way? More big and small companies are moving from Waterfall to AGILE. Why are they doing that? Simply to do things faster and adapt to a business…
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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, sepp.med 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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Standard executable UML/SysML for model-based testing – is it a dream?
In many industries, like aerospace, defense, telecommunication and others, it’s becoming common to use UML/SysML to describe system architectures. With the introduction of OMG fUML, many companies began refining their models to the level where they became executable. The next big step is to adopt model-based testing in which standard executable models are reused to…
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