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Nov 19 2019

Orange Test and Dev Day, Grenoble, France

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STAMP has been invited to join and showcase its tool suite at Orange Test and Dev Day

Date: November 19, 2019
Place: Orange Meylan, Grenoble, France

Orange organizes an annual event dedicated to developers and testers, taking place in several Orange sites.
This "Dev and test" day includes presentations, use cases and success stories, as well as tech workshops, gathering both speakers from Orange and external invited participants. Around 180 participants will attend. 

STAMP is happy to join and share its results after three years of R&D with Orange teams. The presence will include: 

  • one Tech Workshop (2 hours)
  • one short presentation (10 min of stand présentation during lunch time). 

Oct 21 2019

EclipseCon 2019, Ludwigsburg, Germany

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EclipseCon Europe 2019
Date: October 21-24
Place: Ludwigsburg, Germany

The STAMP Project will be presented by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, at EclipseCon Europe 2019, October 21-24 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. In the Research area of this event, two EU-funded H2020 projects will be showcased:
- STAMP
- ReachOut

For more information about EclipseCon Europe, please visit: https://www.eclipsecon.org/europe2019/ More…

Oct 14 2019

Castor Software Days in Stockholm KTH Campus

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Date: 14-16 October 2019
Place:  KTH main campus, SE-100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
Building: D2, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 3

Organized by the CASTOR software research center, the first edition of the CASTOR Software Days will be held at KTH, Stockholm, from Monday the 14th to Wednesday the 16th of October, 2019. Several STAMP project partners are involved in the program designed for software researchers, engineers and students to exchange about cutting-edge software technology in three areas:

  • DevOps - Automation from continuous integration to runtime operations,
  • Safety and Security - Hardening the software stack,
  • Large-Scale Distributed Systems - Operations and data analysis at scale.

The days will mix keynotes, academic and industry talks, demos, lightning talks and student events.
Save the date in your calendars, and secure your seat right away!

Oct 08 2019

Plenary Meeting in Madrid

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Meeting Place: Atos Spain
Address: Calle Albarracín 25, 28037, Madrid, Spain

The Stamp project plenary meeting follows the agenda posted on the project wiki:

Oct 07 2019

JUG meetup in Madrid 

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Date: October 7, 2019 7PM-9PM
Place: Madrid, Spain López de Hoyos, 35 2nd Floor, Madrid, es

Martin Monperrus, KTH Professor, has been invited at Madrid Java User Group. In his talk, Martin will present Spoon, an open-source library that enables you to transform and analyze Java source code. Spoon provides a complete and fine-grained Java metamodel where any program element (classes, methods, fields, statements, expressions...) can be accessed both for reading and modification. Spoon takes as input source code and produces transformed source code ready to be compiled. It can be integrated in Maven and Gradle. See: https://github.com/INRIA/spoon

Oct 02 2019

Descartes Webinar with Orange

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Date: 2 October 2019
Presenter: Benoit Baudry, KTH Professor
Topic: Descartes Webinar with Orange Software Testing and DevOps team in Grenoble 

With 11 remote participants, this webinar offered the opportunity to present the STAMP toolset and to explain in details to developers, testers and DevOps professionals, the benefits and usage of Descartes. 

Orange is one of the main telecommunication carrier in the world, with a strategy turned towards convergence and innovation.

Find more information in the presentation attached. More…

STAMP at SAST, Stockholm

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Event: SAST Stockholm Oktobertestfest
Date: 2 Oct. 2019
Place: Stockholm, Sweden

During his SAST talk, Martin Monperrus details the STAMP Descartes tool.
Title: AI based tools for QA of software
Speaker: Martin Monperrus, Professor of Software Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Swedish Association for Software Testing (SAST) was created in 1995, by Anna Eriksson and Sigrid Eldh, to create a forum where the members can exchange experiences and knowledge within software testing. The main idea is to mediate knowledge within software testing as well as the neighbor disciplines. SAST is an association for anyone interested in the testing skill set, and the increasing interest for the area has made the member count increasing. 

More information: http://www.sast.se/meeting.jsp?id=381

Sep 16 2019

DSpot first implementation in the Pharo Smalltalk ecosystem

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Title: Test amplification in the Pharo Smalltalk Ecosystem
Authors: Mehrdad Abdi, Henrique Rocha and Serge Demeyer, University of Antwerp
Event: International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies 2019, Cologne 

The STAMP team is glad to announce a brilliant external contribution to DSpot open source test amplification tool, from the University of Antwerp. 

Thanks to Mehrdad Abdi, Henrique Rocha and Serge Demeyer, DSpot is no longer limited to Java applications. The researcher team has successfully replicated the core of DSpot to Smalltalk, developing test amplification in the Pharo environment. The three researchers improved a test suite mutation score, applying DSpot on a simple Bank application with a few methods and test cases. They have learned a lot from there and they are currently fine tuning internal algorithms to scale up to more realistic Smalltalk systems.

Abstract
Test amplification is the act of strengthening existing unit tests to exercise the boundary conditions of the unit under test. It is an emerging research idea which has been demonstrated to work for Java, relying on the type system to safely transform the code under test. In this paper we report on a feasibility study concerning test amplification in the context of the Smalltalk eco-system. We introduce a proof-of-concept test amplifier named Small-Amp, and discuss the advantages and challenges we encountered while incorporating the tool into the Pharo Smalltalk environment. We demonstrate that by building on top of the Refactoring Browser API, the MuTalk mutation tool, it is feasible to build a test amplifier in Pharo Smalltalk despite the absence of a type system.

Sep 03 2019

ElasTest and STAMP Collaboration

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ElasTest and STAMP project teams are collaborating for several months now. Looking for synergies, they have identified use cases where STAMP services can be deployed in ElasTest. The benefits combined from both project outcomes allow large distributed systems in continuous integration and continuous deployment environments to be tested more often and rapidly.

More information and photos More…

Aug 27 2019

MaLTeSQuE Workshop 2019

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Place: Tallinn, Estonia
Date: 27 August 2019
Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evolution
 

Effective Use of AI in Automated Software Testing: Practicality and Scalability Benefits

Speaker: Lionel C. Briand, professor of software engineering at The University of Ottawa, Canada and at The SnT centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust, University of Luxembourg.

Abstract: Testing is the main mechanism used in industry to assess and improve the dependability of software systems. Various techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI), e.g., evolutionary computing, machine learning, and natural language processing, can lead, if integrated properly, to scalable and practical test automation solutions. This talk covers recent and representative examples of novel applications of AI to software test automation, done in collaboration with industry partners in the satellite and automotive domains. Lessons learned and future research directions will then be discussed.

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