Blogs

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 where complexity is increasing every day because it’s now becoming ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 well as event loop structures and high-level ...

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, model may simply mean a state chart or ...

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 ...

New Conformiq Transformer Automates Tests for Execution

We all know the power of test automation and model-based testing (MBT). But has your traditional test automation approach lived up to its promise? Do you spend 70% of your time in test execution? Do you use a variety of software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools? Do you have legacy test and manual tests you want to use, along with your ...

What’s New in Conformiq Creator?

Our new Conformiq Creator 2.1.3 release is available now! As you know, Conformiq Creator, part of the Conformiq 360○ Test Automation solution, provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive automated test design solution in the industry, enabling the next generation of testing for complex testing environments. It accelerates the software ...

When Should I Stop Modeling?

Model-based testing saves you lots of time and money. It’s true, and believe me - I’m deeply convinced about that. Model-based testing helps you generate better tests faster, with better quality. Something else the test manager must be aware of: it’s fun to create models! Who would not prefer to create models rather than create tests manually? ...

Why keyword-driven MBT is the future of web application testing

The challenge of testing web applications is becoming more and more predominant in our world. Basically the big challenge is how to describe what we want tested in a graphical manner, while facing frequent changes to the user interface with little time and ever-increasing application complexity. Usually, we as testers base our test cases on ...