ERIC Number: ED233688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Software Validation, Verification, and Testing Technique and Tool Reference Guide. Final Report.
Powell, Patricia B., Ed.
Intended as an aid in the selection of software techniques and tools, this document contains three sections: (1) a suggested methodology for the selection of validation, verification, and testing (VVT) techniques and tools; (2) summary matrices by development phase usage, a table of techniques and tools with associated keywords, and an alphabetized table of keywords with associated techniques and tools; and (3) descriptions of 30 individual VVT techniques and tools. Each descriptive entry includes an accepted or invented title; a short description of the basic features of the technique or tool; a description of the input required for use; a description of the results of the technique or the output of the tool; a brief list of the actions that a user is expected to perform or an outline of method; an example to illustrate the inputs, outputs, and the method; a brief assessment of the effectiveness and usability of the technique or tool, including underlying assumptions and difficulties that can be expected in practice; an indication of the situation in which the technique or tool is likely to be useful; an estimate of the learning time and training needed to use the technique or tool successfully; a cost estimate; and a list of additional references. A 35-item glossary defines terminology used in the document. (ESR)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Computer Science, Glossaries, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Validation, Selection
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1982-360-997/2244, $6.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Boeing Computer Services, Inc., Seattle, WA.