Deductive Software Verification – The KeY Book

Volume 10001 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 193-241


Formal Specification with the Java Modeling Language

  • Marieke HuismanAffiliated withUniversity of Twente Enschede
  • , Wolfgang AhrendtAffiliated withChalmers University of Technology Email author 
  • , Daniel GrahlAffiliated withKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • , Martin HentschelAffiliated withTechnische Universität Darmstadt

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This text is a general, self contained, and tool independent introduction into the Java Modeling Language, JML. It appears in a book about the KeY approach and tool for the verification of Java software, because JML is the dominating starting point of KeY style Java verification. However, this chapter does not depend on any specific tool nor verification methodology in any way. This introduction is written for all readers with an interest in formal specification of software in general, and anyone who wants to learn about the JML approach to specification in particular.