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Implicit Testing – A good idea (Part 1)?

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In larger safety-critical projects, quite often I hear the following statement: “Well, the Requirement A is indirectly or implicitly proven with the test XY!” Do you know this sentence as well? Have you ever experienced what can happen in late project phases when you have tested many requirements indirectly? The blog defines the term in […]

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Structural source code coverage and Requirements – Is there any dependency?

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If you are newly engaged in the area of functional safety, then you will encounter fairly quickly the terms “structural source code coverage” and “requirements”. The specification of technical systems by requirements is, of course, also common in non-safety-critical areas. By contrast, the subject structural source code coverage is almost unknown outside safety-critical projects. In […]

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Psychology of Testers

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What is the Psychology of Testers? What qualities characterize good people working in the testing area? Well, you can define some criteria: expertise- and methods know-how are sure essential characteristics. In addition, they must have management skills and bring social skills. These are certainly necessary skills. However, it is missing an important point that I […]

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Testing of Platforms: A challenge!

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Testing of Platforms are challenges! Do you develop platforms in embedded systems in order to offer more customer solutions without having to make a completely new development for each customer project? Or do you have used an embedded operating system in order to develop your application as independent as possible from the hardware? For the […]

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Traceability – Any added value?

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Think about the following situation: You are near the end of your safety-related project and you have established traceability between all the project artifacts. In an audit (e.g. Internal Quality Assurance, Customer, External Authority) you have to demonstrate which software requirements are developed from which System Requirements. Each software requirement is linked to one or […]