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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)
The widespread use of brominated flame-retarded products in the last two decades has resulted in an increasing presence of bromine in thermal processes such as waste combustion and accidental fires. Brominated and brominated-chlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans (PBDDs/PBDFs, PXDDs/PXDFs) are micropollutants of concern arising from such processes.(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)
As scientists and other professionals from a variety of disciplines, we are concerned about the production and release into the environment of an increasing number of poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) for the following reasons: 1. PFASs are man-made and found everywhere. PFASs are highly persistent, as they contain perfluorinated chains that only(More)
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