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Test commander: providing automated tests
Author(s): Jennifer Dunn
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Paper Abstract

When software is written the developer will typically test error conditions as time progresses. Rarely will the developer have the time to go back and re-test all error conditions after every code change. This software provides a means to create a suite of software tests that can be run automatically as the code is developed. The developer can add additional tests as development proceeds and avoid the extra time at the end of a project to re-run tests manually. This system has been used to test both hardware and software reliability. The tool is flexible, informative, and invaluable when it comes to ensuring quality software. It has been used for acceptance tests for Gemini's Data Handling System, Multi-Object Spectrograph, Adaptive Optics System, and CFHT's Mega Prime instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4848, Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II, (13 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461431
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Jennifer Dunn, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4848:
Advanced Telescope and Instrumentation Control Software II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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