Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Types of Testing - Part I

Though there are various types of testing, but we will only talk about those types which are used in Real life or in Real Time Environment. Part I & II will give you only brief introduction about them. Details about each and every type of testing will be covered in the later posts.

1) Regression Testing:

Whenever a fault is detected and fixed then the software should be re-tested to ensure that the original fault has been successfully removed. You should also consider testing for similar and related faults.

Tests should be repeatable, to allow re-testing / regression testing.

Regression testing attempts to verify that modifications have not caused unintended adverse side effects in the unchanged software (regression faults) and that the modified system still meets its requirements. It is performed whenever the software, or its environment, is changed.

Regression test suites are run many times and generally evolve slowly, so regression testing is ideal for automation. If automation is not possible or the regression test suite is very large then it may be necessary to prune the test suite. You may drop repetitive tests, reduce the number of tests on fixed faults, combine test cases, designate some tests for periodic testing, etc. A subset of the regression test suite may also be used to verify

2) Acceptance Testing:

Acceptance testing may be the only form of testing conducted by and visible to a customer when applied to a software package.

User acceptance testing – the final stage of validation. Customer should perform or be closely involved in this. Customers may choose to do any test they wish, normally based on their usual business processes. A common approach is to set up a model office where systems are tested in an environment as close to field use as is achievable.

Contract acceptance testing – A demonstration of the acceptance criteria, which would have been defined in the contract, being met.

Alpha & beta testing – In alpha and beta tests, when the software seems stable, people who represent your market use the product in the same way(s) that they would if they bought the finished version and give you their comments. Alpha tests are performed at the developer’s site, while beta tests are performed at the testers’ sites.

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4 Comments:

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At January 8, 2010 at 4:51 AM , Blogger Harendra verma said...

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