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Test Solutions for Model-based Development

How can I create the needed millions of scenarios?

How can I avoid the test explosion problem?

How can I find out if my tests are passed or failed?

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Continuous Integration & Cloud

Include unit and integration tests in your CI pipeline to ensure high quality early on! 

INTRODUCTION

Agile Quality with Continuous Integration (CI)​

Embedded software for automotives has always had longer development cycles than web or desktop development. This is to be expected, due to various hardware dependencies, the safety-critical nature of the work, and the overall complexity involved. But new challenges, like the ongoing digitalization of the car, demand faster development cycle times and an openness to change, without sacrificing the same ambitious quality goals that have come to characterize the automotive world.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines are a key factor for early integration of modules and components, as they enable fast feedback on product quality, even while it’s being actively developed. With a suitable CI/CD pipeline and a solid test strategy, adding new features or maintaining existing software functions becomes less of a risk, allowing for faster and more confident development decisions.

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Continuous Integration

It’s easy to integrate BTC EmbeddedPlatform MIL/SIL/PIL testing into any CI/CD tool or automation server.

This includes running:

  • Formal Test and Formal Verification
  • Requirements-based Test
  • Back-to-back, Regression Test and Migration Test
  • Automatic Test Generation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Reports Generation

For some popular environments, like Jenkins, we provide easy-to-use, first-class pipeline integration plugins. But our powerful REST API provides the flexibility to integrate your testing workflowinto any environment, like GitHub Actions, GitLab CI/CD, Bitbucket Pipelines or Pipelines in Azure DevOps.

POWERFUL & SEAMLESS

Jenkins Integration

As “the leading open source automation server” (jenkins.io), Jenkins is everywhere. Many of our customers already have a well-established software delivery pipeline to automatically bring their embedded software from commit to deliverable.

If you want to test your model- or hand-code-based software components, all you have to do is specify the well-documented BTC EmbeddedPlatform test steps you’d like taken in your Pipeline. The btc-embeddedplatform plugin (available in the Jenkins plugin manager) will take it from there.

VERSATILE & OPEN API COMPLIANT

REST-API

Jenkins is big in automotive software development, but it’s certainly not the only player when it comes to CI/CD. Users of modern git services and platforms like GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket like to set up Pipelines directly on those platforms. Solutions like GitHub Actions, GitLab CI/CD, Bitbucket Pipelines or Pipelines in Azure DevOps are tightly coupled with the git repository and provide a single point of entry for many related actions.

 In case we don’t offer an off-the-shelf integration with the platform that you are using, our versatile REST API can be used to automate a test workflow from any scripting or programming language. We provide on-demand examples for most environments (e.g., Python, Javascript, …).

Additionally, our REST API is built on the OpenAPI standard. For a more advanced integration, you can build your own SDK with an API client for many popular languages, like Java, Kotlin, Node, Ruby or Typescript. For the full list of supported API clients, check out the OpenAPI Generator project.

BUILT TO SCALE

Reproducible Workflows with Docker

A classic, distributed CI/CD setup works with agents or self-hosted runners to carry out the main workload of your pipelines. These are usually virtual machines with an operating system and all the required tools (build tools, test tools, etc.).

With more companies embracing the benefits of the cloud, we see a shift from preconfigured self-hosted machines to cloud resources. Due to their pay-per-use nature, these resources are instantiated on-demand and discarded after use, to minimize cost.

Container technologies like Docker allow us to leverage the numerous advantages of cloud-computing, like scalability and consistent environment reproduction, while keeping costs under control.

BTC EmbeddedPlatform is also available as a Linux-based container image, so that test workflows can be automated with no manual install necessary.

Request an Evaluation License

If you would like to try out our tools, we will gladly provide an evaluation license free of chargeEvaluations include a free launch workshop and also provide an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with our support and engineering teams.

Schedule a Meeting with our Engineering Team

Do you have any questions or want to see our tools in action? If so, please use the link below to schedule a meeting, where a member of our engineering team will be happy to show you the features and use cases and directly answer any questions you might have.

Request an Evaluation License​

If you would like to try out our tools, we will gladly provide an evaluation license free of chargeEvaluations include a free launch workshop and also provide an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with our support and engineering teams.

Schedule a Meeting with our Engineering Team

Do you have any questions or want to see our tools in action? If so, please use the link below to schedule a meeting, where a member of our engineering team will be happy to show you the features and use cases and directly answer any questions you might have.

BTC EMBEDDED SYSTEMS BLOG

From our Blog​

Sharing insights on embedded software development, model-based design, automatic code generation and ISO 26262 compliant testing.

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Test solutions for Model based Development