WIT Press


An Approach To Teaching Software Validation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940261

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

650 kb

Author(s)

M.B. Ozcan & C.J. Harrison

Abstract

This paper describes an approach to teaching skills associated with scenario- based software validation. The basis for the approach is the use of executable specifications to model the functional requirements of a software system. The execution behaviour of specifications is used to validate a specification with respect to a requirement. Early feedback on the validity of specifications is provided by a minimal set of scenarios which are derived directly from a specification. 1. Introduction Validating requirements to ensure that what is being developed conforms to a user's perceived needs is essential at all phases of the software life cycle. In this paper we argue that an emphasis should be put on early validation and that the skills used to perfo

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