Tag Archives: MBT Adoption

“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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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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Does Modeling (Reactive) Systems Require Special Languages?
Lars Frantzen writes: In several commercial and academic projects we have struggled with the problem of the lack of a proper language to model reactive systems. Such models should be used to specify and test (in a model-based fashion) reactive systems. Currently, either no real language at all was used (like XML), or some old…
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Top Three Problems with Model-Based Testing
According to the recent model-based testing users survey, the top three problems MBT users face are in this order (see p. 26 of the report): Modeling is too hard Models blow up (the tool in use does not scale to complex models) Generated tests miss bugs These are all real problems and we have certainly…
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2011 MBTUC Model-Based Testing User Survey is Out
The results of a (small) survey of model-based testing users has been released and is available here. According to the results, 73% of users were "very likely" or "extremely likely" to continue using model-based testing in their organization, More analysis to follow later.
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ETSI TTCN-3 User Conference and Model-Based Testing Workshop 2012 Announced
11th edition of ETSI T3UC-2012: ETSI TTCN-3 User Conference and Model-Based Testing Workshop will be hosted in Bangalore, India on June 11-14, 2012. See the official website. The conference is co-organized by Sasken, ISQT International, and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Topics include industrially deployed MBT (Model-Based Testing) technology, agile development, and machine-to-machine (M2M)…
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Why Conformiq Dropped Online Testing Support (For Now)
When Conformiq Designer 1.0 was released at the beginning of 2007 it had support for both test script generation as well as for online testing. The idea of online testing is simply that a model-based testing tool interacts directly with the system under test, instead of the tool generating a test script that can be…
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