Slides from presentation at the Chicago Quality Assurance Association, February 25, 2014.
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) are well-established Agile practices that rely on the knowledge and intuition of testers, product owners, and developers to identify and then translate statements into test suites. But the resulting test suites often cover only a small slice of happy-path behavior. And, as a BDD specification and its associated test code base grows over time, work to maintain it either crowds out new development and testing or, typically, is simply ignored. Either is high-risk. That’s how Agile teams get eaten by the testing BackBlob.Model Based Testing is a tool-based approach to automate the creation of test cases. This presentation will outline the techniques and benefits of MBT, and show how model-based testing can address both problems. A detailed demo of Spec Explorer, a free model-based testing tool shows how a model is constructed and used to create and maintain a test suite.
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