In the Cluster of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”
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With the help of modern software technologies, how can bugs in complex programming projects be minimized without extensive effort, whether it concerns Android apps, browser compatibility or Web 2.0 apps?
These questions were answered in the following talks:
“We can do anything, except for testing”
Andreas Zeller, Professor of Software Engineering at Saarland University
What approaches can be used to search thousands of lines of program code efficiently and comprehensively for programming errors? Professor Andreas Zeller gives an overview on the foundations of automated testing, and reports on the current state of the research. Lastly, he explains how this can be used to automatically test apps for the Android smartphone operating system.
“Stress test for Web 2.0 apps helps web developers with debugging”
Dr. Valentin Dallmeier, board member of Saarbrücken-based Testfabrik AG
Web apps like Google Mail, Facebook and Amazon are used by millions daily. However, to date there has been a lack of methods to cost-effectively and systematically examine such complex Web 2.0 applications for bugs and security holes. With “Webmate”, the newly founded Saarbrücken firm Testfabrik offers the world’s only complete, fully automatic tool to test for cross-browser compatibility, programming errors and security holes in Web 2.0 apps. Testfabrik estimates the market potential in Germany alone to be 120 million euros annually.