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BSI Committee IST/015/-/26 on Software Testing

I am pleased to announce that, following confirmation by the BSI parent committee IST/15 (Software and Systems Engineering), I have succeeded Dr Stuart Reid as Chairman of BSI committee IST/015/-/26 on Software Testing, the UK Mirror Panel to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7/WG26. … Continue reading

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Device Developer Conference – MISRA C Chairman’s Presentation

As a personal first, my presentation is now vailable on YouTube! Or, if you prefer, you can just to read the slides! Please follow and like us:

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MISRA clarifies safe and secure uses of the C language

The MISRA C Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of four new documents, at the forthcoming Device Developer Conference: Guidelines on achieving MISRA Compliance: MISRA Compliance 2016 MISRA-C:2004 Permits   Enhancements for Security Coding MISRA C:2012 Addendum 2 … Continue reading

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UK Device Developer Conference 2016

I am please to announce that I will be speaking at the UK Device Developers' Conference 2016, to be held in Cambridge in April. I will be taking part in the Workshop "Getting to grips with the Latest Developments around … Continue reading

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VDA Automotive SYS Conference 2015 Report

As previously mentioned, last week I attended the VDA Automotive SYS Conference in Potsdam. The theme of my presentation was MISRA C – Safety v Security and discussed the coverage of MISRA C against ISO/IEC 17691 (the C Secure standard). … Continue reading

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VDA Automotive SYS Conference

I am please (and slightly nervous) to announce that I will be speaking at the VDA Automotive SYS 2015 conference, to be held in Postdam in July. I will be taking part in the Workshop "Software coding for safety and security", … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-5 Keyword Driven Testing

Following on from the successful publication of ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 Parts 1, 2 and 3 and the progress on Part 4, the attention of attention ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7/WG26 has now turned to Part 5 – Keyword Driven Testing. Please follow and like us:

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ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 Faces Objections

As a member of the UK Mirror Panel to WG26, which is responsible for the ISO 29119 standard, I am disappointed to read of the objection to the standard led by the International Society for Software Testing, which has resulted in a … Continue reading

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Is Software just a Black Art?

Background In the August 2014 edition of the IET's E&T Magazine, Tim Fellows wrote an article titled How to avoid getting sucked into the black hole of software development (link).  The article seems to blame the bulk of software related … Continue reading

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Could MISRA-C have prevented the Apple iPhone SSL Bug?

The mainstream media has been reporting a vulnerability in the SSL, in Apple's iPhone The Guardian GitHub What Was The Problem? According to a diff of the source code, an extra gotowas inserted in the nest of conditions. if ((err … Continue reading

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