Testing Temporal Logic Properties in Distributed Systems

The concept of event-based behavioral abstraction (EBBA) is shown to facilitate the testing process if the set of events is well-chosen. We provide a predefined set of events which, together with linear-time temporal logic, can be used for expressing behavioral properties in object-oriented distributed systems. This allows automizing several steps in the testing process: instrumenting the source code, constructing test-oracles and generating an observer. Taking an industrial example as basis, we discuss how our proposal can be integrated into the software design- and testing process.


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