Test Architecture for Testing Distributed Systems

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This paper suggests two test architectures for testing distributed, concurrent systems: a global tester that has total control over the distributed system under test (SUT) and, more interestingly, a distributed tester that comprises several concurrent tester components.

This paper suggests two test architectures for testing distributed, concurrent systems: a global tester that has total control over the distributed system under test (SUT) and, more interestingly, a distributed tester that comprises several concurrent tester components.

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Peter Zimmerer's picture Peter Zimmerer

Peter Zimmerer is a Principal Engineer at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, in Munich, Germany. He studied Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and received his M.Sc. degree (Diplom-Informatiker) in 1991. He is an ISTQB® Certified Tester Full Advanced Level and member of the German Testing Board (GTB).

For more than 20 years he has been working in the field of software testing and quality engineering for object-oriented, component-based, distributed, service-oriented, and embedded software systems. He was also involved in the design and development of several Siemens in-house testing tools for component and integration testing.

At Siemens he performs consulting, coaching, and training on test management and test engineering practices including test strategies, test methods, test processes, test automation, and test tools in real-world projects and drives research and innovation in this area. He is author of several papers and articles and frequent speaker at international conferences.

He can be contacted at peter.zimmerer@siemens.com.
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