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September 29th, 2014 — Testing Concepts, Types of testing
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 →
September 11th, 2014 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Concepts
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 graphs – Software 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 →
August 28th, 2014 — Questions & answers, Testing Concepts, Testing Life cycle, Types of testing
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 →
June 30th, 2014 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Concepts, Types of 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 →
June 12th, 2014 — Questions & answers, Testing Concepts, Testing Interview questions
Our popular software testing questions and answers series is back again! Just to remind – in this series we answer questions asked by the readers. You can check some earlier posts in this series here and here. Got a question? Submit it in the comment section below or use the contact form.
In today’s article in this series, we are going to answer (with examples) some most commonly asked (and confusing) questions about the difference between test plan, test strategy, test case, test script, test scenario and test condition.
These questions are asked by “sasi C“.
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December 5th, 2013 — Testing Concepts, Testing Methodologies
In our last article, we saw ‘Cause and effect graph’ test case writing technique. Today let’s move to next dynamic test case writing method – State transition technique.
Note – The test design techniques mentioned here may seem difficult but once you get hold of it, it becomes very easy to implement and reuse, increasing productivity and test coverage.
What is State transition testing technique?
State transition technique is a dynamic testing technique, which is used when the system is defined in terms of a finite number of states and the Continue reading →