Finite State Model-Based Testing on a Shoestring

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Summary:

Model-based testing is a software test technique that generates tests from an explicit model of software behavior. Modern programmable test tools allow us to use this technique to create useful, flexible and powerful tests at a very reasonable cost.

Model-based testing is a software test technique that generates tests from an explicit model of software behavior. Modern programmable test tools allow us to use this technique to create useful, flexible and powerful tests at a very reasonable cost.

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Harry Robinson's picture Harry Robinson

Harry Robinson is a Software Engineer in Test for Google. He coaches teams around the company in test generation techniques. His background includes ten years at AT&T Bell Labs, three years at Hewlett-Packard, and six years at Microsoft before joining Google in 2005. While at Bell Labs, he created a model-based testing system that won the 1995 AT&T Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Area of Quality. At Microsoft, he pioneered the test generation technology behind Test Model Toolkit, which won the Microsoft Best Practice Award in 2001. He holds two patents in software test automation methods, maintains the Web site Model-based Testing, and speaks and writes frequently on software testing and automation issues.

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