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How to Perform White Box Testing – Explained with a Simple Example

Understanding White Box Testing with a Simple Example

In my career so far, I have seen the testers to be the most enthusiastic community in the software industry.

The reason being, that testers always have something in their scope to learn. Be it domain, process or technology, a tester can have a holistic development if they wish to.

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What is Test Harness and How is it Applicable to us, Testers

I am not a big fan of labels. Here is what I mean by that.

If I have to check few aspects before I determine whether or not QA can be started, I will simple make a list and perform the action. In my opinion, it does not matter if I officially call it a “Test readiness review” operation or not – as long as I am doing what I am supposed to do, I think there is no need to call it a specific name or label.

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What is test harness

But I stand corrected. Recently, in my class I was teaching Agile-scrum model for software development. There was a Continue reading →

Ad-hoc Testing: How to Find Defects Without a Formal Testing Process

The very term ad-hoc implies the lack of structure or something that is not methodical. When you talk about ad-hoc testing, it means that it is a form of black box or behavioral testing performed without any formal process in place.

The formal process here means having the documentation like requirement documents, test plan, test cases and proper test planning in terms of its schedule and order of performed tests. Also any actions performed during the testing are not typically documented. Continue reading →




Important Software Test Metrics and Measurements – Explained with Examples and Graphs

In software projects, it is most important to measure the quality, cost and effectiveness of the project and the processes. Without measuring these, project can’t be completed successfully.

In today’s article we will learn with examples and graphsSoftware test metrics and measurements and how to use these in software testing process.

There is a famous statement: “We can’t control things which we can’t measure”.

Here controlling the projects means, how a project manager/lead can identify the deviations from the test plan ASAP in order to react in the Continue reading →

Static Testing and Dynamic Testing – Difference Between These Two Important Testing Techniques

Testing is verification and validation. We all know that it takes 2 Vs to make testing complete.

In today’s article we will shed some light on Static testing. It is also called as Verification. We will learn all about it and pay special emphasis on this, because dynamic testing often receives maximum attention and has innumerable articles detailing it out.

However, no discussion on static testing would be complete without an explanation of what its counterpart, dynamic testing means. Dynamic testing is validation, the other “V”. Dynamic testing is when you are working with the actual system (not some artifact or model that represents Continue reading →

A Beginner’s Guide to System Testing

So…do you really think it will take that huge amount of time to test, what you call system testing, even after spending lot of efforts on integration testing?

The client we recently approached for the project was not convinced about the estimation we provided for each testing effort.

I had to chime in with an example –

Mike, I would like to elaborate our efforts and importance of system testing with an example.

Shoot, he replied.  Continue reading →