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Experience Report: Comparing an Automated Conformance Test Development Approach With a Traditional Development Approach

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Author(s)

Alan H. Goldfine, G E. Fisher, Lynne S. Rosenthal

Abstract

This Interagency Report documents a recent project at NIST that investigated the effectiveness of using automated software test generation tools to help develop conformance tests for implementation of specifications of software standards. Traditionally, such conformance tests have been developed by manually coding and testing the test source code. Recently, several technologies that automate parts of the software test development process have appeared. The case study compared the use of a particular automated tool (the Assertion Definition Language (ADL), developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.) to develop conformance tests, with the use of traditional methods, when both approaches were applied to the same standard software specifications.
Citation
- 6114
Report Number
6114

Keywords

ADL, Assertion Definition Language, automated testing, conformance testing, software testing

Citation

Goldfine, A. , Fisher, G. and Rosenthal, L. (1998), Experience Report: Comparing an Automated Conformance Test Development Approach With a Traditional Development Approach, - 6114, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created April 1, 1998, Updated October 16, 2008