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What is User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and How to Perform It Effectively?

User Acceptance testing is the topic of the day. We will discuss all about UAT – its definition, types, steps, detailed process etc. in this tutorial.

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What is User Acceptance Testing (UAT)?

My rule number one when trying to understand a new concept is that: the name is always going to be relevant and mostly a literal meaning (in the technical context). Finding out what that is, will give me an initial understanding of it and gets me started.

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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.

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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 →

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 →



Is Non-functional Testing Always Carried out without Documentation and Test Cases? Why?

“We are always taught how to write functional test cases. Why is that? Is ‘non-functional testing’ carried out without documentation (in other words, on an ad-hoc basis) or is that a separate process that is much more difficult to understand? How are test cases written for different kinds of testing that happens on the application?”

This is one of the most original, distinctive and out-of-the-box questions I have been asked in the recent times. Thus, this is the topic for today and this is what we are going to illuminate in the following article.

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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.

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Getting Started with ‘Cloud Testing’

In this article we are going to see how to perform “cloud testing”. To understand this we need to know the cloud computing concept first. This article explains what is cloud computing, what is cloud testing, and the major challenges with testing in cloud.

Cloud computing introduction

Several years back the industry witnessed a new buzzword and technology called “virtualization”. With the advent of virtualization, the ideology of sharing computing resources across multiple operating systems to reduce capital costs, increase scalability and enable easy administration of the IT infrastructure became the backbone of several enterprises.

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