WIT Press


The Teaching Of Testing With A CASE Tool

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940191

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

685 kb

Author(s)

C. Alder

Abstract

Poor testing practices and a lack of measurement of both product and process are believed to contribute greatly to project failure. Thorough testing can be tedious and this contributes both to poor industrial performance and a subject which is difficult to teach. Many software metrics are statistical in nature and also tedious to collect without automation. Product metrics are the only class of metric which it is practical to give undergraduate students real experience. This paper describes the way in which using a CASE tool, TESTBED, enables an enhancement in the teaching of both testing and metrics. 1 Introduction The aim of this paper is to describe the way in which an integrated approach, making use of an appropriate tool, can enhance the learning of two important topics in So

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