Property-Based Testing - The ProTest Project

Derrick, John and Walkinshaw, Neil and Arts, Thomas and Benac Earle, Clara and Cesarini, Francesco and Fredlund, Lars-Ake and Gulias, Victor and Hughes, John and Thompson, Simon (2010) Property-Based Testing - The ProTest Project. In: Formal Methods for Components and Objects. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6286 . Springer, pp. 250-271. ISBN 978-3-642-17070-6. E-ISBN 978-3-642-17071-3. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17071-3_13) (Full text available)

Abstract

The ProTest project is an FP7 STREP on property based testing. The purpose of the project is to develop software engineering approaches to improve reliability of service-oriented networks; support fault-finding and diagnosis based on specified properties of the system. And to do so we will build automated tools that will generate and run tests, monitor execution at run-time, and log events for analysis. The Erlang / Open Telecom Platform has been chosen as our initial implementation vehicle due to its robustness and reliability within the telecoms sector. It is noted for its success in the ATM telecoms switches by Ericsson, one of the project partners, as well as for multiple other uses such as in facebook, yahoo etc. In this paper we provide an overview of the project goals, as well as detailing initial progress in developing property based testing techniques and tools for the concurrent functional programming language Erlang.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Simon Thompson
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 13:54 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 12:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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