Using Erlang to Test non-Erlang Products


By Erlang Central | Published: March 21, 2011



Complex products such as Radio Base Stations require complex Test
Environments to achieve test automation with high test coverage. There
are many compelling reasons for selecting Erlang/OTP for this task, even
if the product itself is not developed with Erlang.

Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in integration or systems testing.

Talk Objective: Discuss using Erlang for testing (integration or systems) non-Erlang products. This includes systems that are partially developed in Erlang or have no Erlang whatsoever. The objective is to highlight the usefulness of common test application (part of OTP) and the power QuickCheck for property based testing, by discussing what has been achieved in practice within Ericsson.

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Speakers:

  • Graham Crowe

    Using Erlang to Test non-Erlang Products.
    Ericsson AB

    Graham Crowe has been working for Ericsson since the mid 90s, mainly testing Mobile Telecommunication Systems, including GSM, WCDMA and LTE. His main focus in recent years has been Test Automation. He didn’t discover Erlang/OTP until 2005 but has been an active user of it ever since.

    Graham Crowe


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