MBT: Model-Based Testing
Study period 4, 2012
Tue 13 March - Wed 16 May, 2012
Course codes: DIT848/GU and TDA260/Chalmers, 7.5 hp
The recommended book for this course is:
- M. Utting and B. Legeard, Practical Model-Based
Testing. Elsevier - Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2007.
(An electronic version is available at http://bit.ly/wGlT94 - note
that you must be logged in at Chalmers' network to get access to it.)
Note that the first part of the course does not follow any
concrete book so it is difficult to point to specific parts of a
book deadling with the content. However, as a suggestion you
might want to take a look at the following books:
- P.C. Jorgensen. Software Testing: A Craftsman's
Approach. Auerbach Publications, 3rd edition, 2008. (Mainly
chapters 1 and 12.)
- I. Sommerville. Software Engineering (8th edition),
Addison-Wesley, 2007. (Chapters 22 and 23.)
Lecture 7 will be based on the following paper (its reading is highly recommended):
For the QuickCheck lectures, this is the recommended literature:
- QuickCheck 2.4.2 Cheat Sheet.
- Koen Claessen, John Hughes. QuickCheck: a lightweight tool for
random testing of Haskell programs. ICFP'00: 268-279, 2000.
- Thomas Arts, Laura M. Castro, John Hughes. Testing Erlang data types
with quviq quickcheck. In Erlang Workshop'08: 1-8, 2008. ACM.
- Laura M. Castro and Thomas Arts. Testing Data Consistency of
Data-Intensive Applications Using QuickCheck. In Electronic Notes in
Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 271: 41-62 (2011).
- Thomas Arts, Simon J. Thompson. From test cases to FSMs:
augmented test-driven development and property inference. Erlang
Workshop 2010: 1-12, 2010.
- Koen Claessen, Michal Palka, Nicholas Smallbone, John Hughes,
Hans Svensson, Thomas Arts, Ulf T. Wiger. Finding race conditions in
Erlang with QuickCheck and PULSE. In ICFP'09: 149-160, 2009.
- Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen. Real World
Haskell (only Chapter 11: Testing and quality assurance. Available online at http://book.realworldhaskell.org/read/testing-and-quality-assurance.html)
You will find below a list of other books and papers on testing. Their
reading is not required for the course; the list is given only
as a suggestion for further reading for those of you interested in the
More on testing:
About Finite State Machines:
- P. Ammann and J. Offutt. Introduction to Software Testing. Cambridge, 2008.
- C. Kaner, J. Bach, B. Pettichord. Lessons Learned in Software
Testing. Wiley (1st edition), 2001. ISBN: 978-0471081128
- R. Patton. Software Testing. Sams (2 edition), 2005. ISBN: 978-0672327988
Surveys and other articles in journal/conference proceedings
- F. Wagner, R. Schmuki, T. Wagner and P. Wolstenholm. Modeling
Software with Finite State Machines: A Practical Approach. Auerbach
Publications, 2006. ISBN: 978-0849380860
- J. Hopcroft. R. Motwani and J.D. Ullman. Introduction to
Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation. Pearson Education,
2006. ISBN: 9780321514486 (Mainly Chapter 2)
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May 7 2012, 22:24
- L. Baresi and M. Pezzè. An Introduction to Software Testing. In ENTCS vol. 148, pp. 89-111, 2006. Elsevier.
- A. Bertolino. Software testing research: achievement, challenges, dreams. In FOSE'07, pp. 85-103, 2007. IEEE Computer Society (Survey on testing and research roadmap)
- M.J. Rehman, F. Jabeen, A. Bertolino, and A. Pollini. Testing software components for integration: a survey of issues and techniques. In Softw. Test, Verif. Reliab. 17(2), pp. 95-133, 2007. (Survey on component integration testing)
- I.K. El-Far and J.A. Whittaker. Model-Based Software Testing. In Encyclopedia on Software Engineering, Wiley, 2001 (Survey on model-based testing)
- M. Blackburn, R. Busser, A. Nauman. Why Model-Based Test Automation is Different and What You Should Know to Get Started. Software Productivity Consortium, 2004 (Survey on automation of model-based testing)