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  • This course covers basic fundamentals of Embedded software testing and life cycle
  • Covers about dynamic, model based and coverage testing.
  • To study about test management and testing from use cases.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about concept of embedded software testing, TEmb method and creating test harness
  • Learn about Embedded software test life cycle, V-model
  • Learn about different types of testing methods
  • Learn static analysis and metrics
  • Learn about top-down, bottom-up integration and testing from use cases
  • Learn about test management and configuration management


Unit No

Title

1

Fundamentals of embedded software testing

Introduction, Concepts of Testing, TEmb method, Test cases and test procedures, Principles of embedded software testing, creating a test harness, Commercial test tools.
Software testing life cycle: multiple V-model, nested multiple V-model, master test planning, activities, testing by developers, testing by independent test team.

2

Testing Methods

Dynamic Testing: Structured basis testing, Equivalence Partitions, Boundary Value Analysis, Problems with polymorphic code
Model-Based Testing: Synthesis- versus Analysis- models, Generating tests from state diagrams
Coverage Testing: White-box, grey and black box tests, Coverage measures – Statement, Branch, Condition, Path and others, Coverage testing tools

3

Static analysis and code reviews

Code Reviews: Benefits of reviews, Review process, Checklists
Static Analysis: Static analysis concepts, the use of the compiler for static analysis, Static analysis tools, coding standards
Metrics: need for metrics, Using metrics to manage and control testing, Metrics for test

4

Software Integration

Software Integration: Importance of planning your integration, Top-down vs Bottom-up Integration, Practical integration models
Testing from Use Cases: Introduction to use cases, calculating test cases, Structured Basis testing for use cases, Generating test cases from use cases
Regression Testing: Purpose of regression tests, the build process

5

Test management

Configuration Management: Configuration items, Version control, Change Management, CM tools
Test Management: The test process, how the test process relates to the software V-model, “Design by contract”, Test-driven development, agile development processes


  1. Instructor reference material.
  2. Testing Embedded Software by Bart Broekman, Edwin Notenboom


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