Tag Archives: Automated Test Design

Why Applying One Testing Design Method is Not Enough
Every now and then Conformiq Designer and Creator are compared against other testing tools that employ one type of test design heuristic, for example a combinatorial testing tool for generating optimized pair-wise test data. The capability of generating such combinatorial data combinations is one testing method that in practice has been observed to be an…
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Test Design Techniques
Test design concerns making the decisions on (1) what to and what not to test, (2) how to stimulate the system and with what data values, and (3) how the system should react and respond to the stimuli. It is a separate task from test execution and is done before executing the tests against the…
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Conditional Coverage Heuristics
Some time ago I wrote a short blog post about equivalence partitioning and boundary value analysis. Now with new version of Conformiq Designer coming out very soon we have introduced quite a few new testing heuristics and coverage options that are based on equivalence class partitioning I wanted to write about how Conformiq can use…
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Combinatorial Test Data Generation with Conformiq
Suppose a system model states that when a message comes in, it is forwarded out unchanged. This particular message has a number of fields, some of them integers, some strings. For some reason there is cause to suspect that the forwarding feature in the real implementation might be flawed, so we would like to have…
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Distributed Test Generation
As detailed in a blog post I wrote a couple of months ago, the core of Conformiq DesignerTM is a custom crafted  semantics driven, symbolic state space exploration  algorithm for test generation from system models (because this is really the only known solution that robustly generates both test inputs and outputs from a system model…
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What is Important When Selecting an MBT Tool?
Interest towards model-based testing has increased quite significantly over the years as people have started to reach limits of traditional approaches and at the same time started to see and understand the benefits that applying MBT can have to the quality assurance function. In this blog post, I’m outlining what is really important when you…
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Conformiq White Paper: Why Automate Test Design?
We recently published a white paper about the reasons why the process of test design should be automated. Test design is a task of making decisions on what to test and what not, how to stimulate the system and with what data values, and how to system should react and respond to the stimuli. The…
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End-to-End and Interoperability Testing with MBT
I recently had an opportunity to present in ETSI’s UCAAT conference a way to use component-enabled MBT to overcome some of the shortcomings with current interoperability and end-to-end testing approaches. Because this raised quite a lot of interest in the conference, I wanted to write a short blog post about the subject. (more…)
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