Formal Methods of Software Development


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of formal methods?

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1. A definition language is based on which of the following?

2. _____ is one reason why the software industry hasn't adopted formal methods.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet is a fast way to assess what you know about formal methods of software development. The quiz requires you to be familiar with the different ways to avoid errors in software and the various characteristics of formal methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The basis of definition language
  • Why formal methods have not been adopted
  • How to avoid errors in software
  • Term for when others examine your code

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about characteristics of formal methods and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about definition language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the term for having others look at your code

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this topic by studying the lesson titled Formal Methods of Software Development. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

  • Considerations for delivering correct software
  • Examples of how formal methods work
  • Reason to use the highest warning levels