How do you mitigate compiler errors?

In all our years of compiler testing, there’s one thing we can say for certain – no compiler is perfect. It’s inevitable that whenever you really put a new or old compiler through its paces you’ll find an error. That’s why compiler qualification for safety-critical...

Black-box and white-box testing with SuperTest

We were recently asked if SuperTest is suitable for ‘white-box’ testing, in addition to its normal role as a ‘black-box’ testing platform. As legitimate as this question is, it reminded us that there might be some confusion surrounding black-box and white-box testing...

Is the software community turning from C to C++?

Given the interest we’ve seen, and the many questions we’ve received for C++ compiler test and validation solutions, we certainly think so. In our last blog we explained some of the reasons – notably the increased use of artificial intelligence in safety-critical...

How Autonomous Driving leads to AI leads to C++

Autonomous driving, which the car industry is already gearing up for in the form of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), requires vehicles to be more intelligent (at driving) than human beings. The solutions, based on stochastic deep-learning, neural networks...

Leveraging an optimizer’s strengths requires knowing its weaknesses

Most of the time, clients come to us with a specific request or problem and we try to find the best solution. Then we incorporate it in the next release of SuperTest. But we do much more than only work on a ‘you ask, we answer’ model. We like our job, so we are always...

Don’t let test coverage get lost in translation

Highly abstracted model-based design is a popular and efficient way of developing applications. You can design your model using (graphical) tools that closely reflect your application architecture, with all the advantages that brings. However, your model will...