Secret Ninja Formal Methods

by Joseph Kiniry and Daniel Zimmerman, 2008

Link to article: SecretNinjaFormalMethods-Kiniry.pdf

Abstract

The use of formal methods can significantly improve software quality. However, many instructors and students consider formal meth- ods to be too difficult, impractical, and esoteric for use in undergraduate classes. This paper describes a method, used successfully at several uni- versities, that combines ninja stealth with the latest advances in formal methods tools and technologies to integrate applied formal methods into software engineering courses.

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Formal Methods Teaching Committee

The aim of the FME Teaching Committee is to support a worldwide improvement in learning formal methods, mainly by teaching but also via self-learning.