Beware!....Model based testing

Erik van Veenendaal
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Beware!....Model based testing, in: Testing Experience, March 2012

Having been in the software testing profession for over 20 years, reading or hearing about model-based testing has always given me a sense of warning. Too often I have been disappointed over the years, great papers and enthusiastic test professionals (and experts) presenting the latest about model-based testing….. Often presented as a silver bullet, no more test design techniques and activities, test cases would be generated and of course automated. Great savings and benefits promised, the world would change and traditional methods were no longer needed. Practice was always very different from theory, and I hardly ever saw their ideas being applied in projects. It stems from these experiences in the recent and far past, that I’m always very cautious when I hear people presenting ideas for model-based testing.