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This report addresses some of our observations made in a dozen of projects in the area of software testing, and more specifically, in automated testing. It documents, analyzes and consolidates what we consider to be of interest to the community. The major findings can be summarized in a number of lessons learned, covering test strategy, testability, daily(More)
Recently, tools for the analysis and visualization of code coverage have become widely available. At first glance, their value in assessing and improving the quality of automated test suites seems to be obvious. Yet, experimental studies as well as experience from projects in industry indicate that their use is not without pitfalls. We found these tools in(More)
This report describes experiences the authors made over a period of approximately 15 months in a software development and maintenance project in the banking area. It analyzes how the project team managed the transition from the development to the maintenance phase under rather difficult circumstances. The report starts with a description of the project(More)
Thoracic aortic aneurysms can be triggered by genetic disorders such as Marfan syndrome (MFS) and related aortic diseases as well as by inflammatory disorders such as giant cell arteritis or atherosclerosis. In all these conditions, cardiovascular risk factors, such as systemic arterial hypertension, may contribute to faster rate of aneurysm progression.(More)
Unterentwickelte abgestorbene Früchte (Fruchtmumien) können an bestimmten Sorten von Tafeläpfeln wie ‘Elstar’ oder Zieräpfeln wie ‘Golden Hornet’ über 12 Monate lang am Baum verbleiben und werden dadurch zum geeigneten Substrat für Pilze. Eine Methode zum Nachweis der Besiedlung solcher Fruchtmumien durch wichtige pilzliche Erreger von Fruchtfäulen wurde(More)
In the Lower Elbe region of Northern Germany and in other Northern European fruit production areas, about 80 % of all storage rots of apples are caused by Neofabraea alba and N. perennans. Other pathogens include Colletotrichum acutatum, Monilinia fructigena, Phaci­diopycnis washingtonensis, Neonectria galligena, Botrytis cinerea, Penicillium expansum and(More)
‘Long-canes’ which produce the first fruit crop within three months of being planted in spring are becoming the preferred raspberry nursery material in north-western Europe. However, infections of these canes by grey mould fungi (Botrytis spp.) are common. In a survey of Botrytis infections in 22 batches of long-cane plants from six different nurseries,(More)
Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) fungi colonise the surface of a range of fruits, especially apple, without penetrating the cuticle. Economic damage results from the exclusion of severely affected fruit batches from being marketed as table apples. A study of SBFS was conducted in 2007–2012 in the two largest German apple production areas, i.e. the Lake(More)
Sooty blotch and flyspeck (SBFS) is a complex of more than 80 fungal species in 24 genera, mostly belonging to the order Capnodiales within the Dothideomycetes. Colonies of these epiphytes become visible on the surface of apples in mid- to late summer. Several species of SBFS fungi have been previously identified from apples in Germany, but little is known(More)
In zwei stark durch Triebsterben geschädigten Heidelbeer-Junganlagen der Sorte ‘Duke’ wurden Wirkungsversuche mit den Fungiziden Cuprozin WP (aktiver Wirkstoff Kupferhydroxid), Malvin WG (Captan), Switch (Cyprodinil und Fludioxonil) und Signum (Pyraclostrobin und Boscalid) durchgeführt. Behandlungen wurden zweimalig während des Blattfalls im Herbst 2011(More)