S03 E17
19 Jun 2023/01:21:40

Software Verificationpalooza

Greg and Rain from the Oxide team joined Bryan and Adam to talk about powerful methods of verifying software: formal methods in the form of TLA+ and property-based testing in the form of the proptest Rust crate. If you care about making software right, don't miss it!

In addition to Bryan Cantrill and Adam Leventhal, we were joined by Oxide colleagues Greg Colombo and Rain Paharia.
Some of the topics we hit on, in the order that we hit them:
use proptest::prelude::*;
use proptest::collection::vec;
proptest! {
    fn proptest_my_sort_pairs(input in vec(any::<u64>(), 0..128)) {
        let output = my_sort(input);
        for window in output.windows(2) {
            assert!(window[0] <= window[1]);

    fn proptest_my_sort_against_bubble_sort(input in vec(any::<u64>(), 0..128)) {
        let output = my_sort(input.clone());
        let bubble_output = bubble_sort(input);
        assert_eq!(output, bubble_output);
    // These proptests implicitly check that my_sort doesn't crash.
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