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Software Mythbusters Explore Formal Methods
November/December 2009 (vol. 26 no. 6)
pp. 60-63
Ciera Jaspan, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Keeling, Carnegie Mellon University
Larry Maccherone, Carnegie Mellon University
Gabriel L. Zenarosa, University of Pittsburgh
Mary Shaw, Carnegie Mellon University
In 1990, Anthony Hall identified and challenged seven common myths about formal methods in the IEEE Software article "Seven Myths of Formal Methods." This update re-examines those myths, reflecting both on the authors' experience with formal methods in practice and on their persistent mythic status

1. A. Hall, "Seven Myths of Formal Methods," IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. 5, 1990, pp. 11–19.

Index Terms:
formal methods, formal specification, specifications, education, software engineering education, development process, mathematics, specification tool
Ciera Jaspan, Michael Keeling, Larry Maccherone, Gabriel L. Zenarosa, Mary Shaw, "Software Mythbusters Explore Formal Methods," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 60-63, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.188
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