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Seven more myths of formal methods

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2 Author(s)
J. P. Bowen ; Oxford Univ., UK ; M. G. Hinchey

New myths about formal methods are gaining tacit acceptance both outside and inside the system-development community. The authors address and dispel these myths based on their observations of industrial projects. The myths include: formal methods delay the development process; they lack tools; they replace traditional engineering design methods; they only apply to software; are unnecessary; not supported; and formal methods people always use formal methods

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IEEE Software  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 4 )