Fluxica Peregrine

Fluxica Peregrine is a software development tool for automated in vivo software testing without bias. In vivo software testing is testing (embedded) computer source code at the execution level, it is the software equivalent of in-circuit hardware testing.

Key Goals

The results of a Fluxica Peregrine test are used to evaluate software system quality. The evaluation is based on functionality (the test reveals unexpected behavior) and statistics (the test confirms the probability for unexpexted behavior not to occur). The goal of the test is threefold:

  1. Increase the fault tolerance of the system.

  2. Reduce the time and labor needed for testing the system.

  3. Provide test output that is both empirically and statistically convincing.

Key Characteristics

Fluxica Peregrine allows for a hands-on workbench approach towards (embedded) software system testing. It has the following key characteristics:

  • Supports and encourages an iterative development process.

  • Scales from testing a single statement to the entire software system.

  • Generates tests without bias, notably without any human bias.

  • Does not require a specific IDE, a test is setup:
    • for processing through a dedicated GUI;
    • or for batch processing through a dedicated terminal application.

  • Runs locally and all functionality is built into the program, it does not connect over any computer network.

  • Has been developed in the field where computing science and electronic engineering meet.

Peregrine Example Application

The presentation available through the button below summarizes the business benefits of Fluxica Peregrine together with an example of testing a C function in a non-deterministic manner.

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