Tutorial: QuickCheck - Let a Computer do your Testing

Thomas Arts
Co-Founder and CTO @ Quviq

This tutorial is about the QuickCheck tool. QuickCheck automates your testing by generating test cases for you, running them, analyzing them and presenting you short and understandable failing test cases in case your software contains an error.

Tutorial objectives:

- After this tutorial you will know the basics of using QuickCheck and you will be able to understand and create simple QuickCheck specifications from which test cases are automatically generated.

Target audience:

- Erlang developers

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Thomas Arts co-founder and CTO of Quviq has worked at Ericsson's computer Science Lab in the nineties. Together with Joe Armstrong, Simon Marlow and Phil Wadler, he tried to build a type system for Erlang. That being of little practical use, he later worked on verification tools for Erlang. After a short return to academia as professor at Chalmers, he is now fully devoted to amazing testing tools.

Quviq is the company that produced QuickCheck, a tool that automatically generates tests. The tool is written in Erlang, but can be used to test systems written in a variety of languages. Among other successes, it is heavily used within the telecom and automotive industry, for example for testing 5G base stations and AUTOSAR standard software.

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