Testing Like Mine Detecting

Testing Like Mine Detecting
December 11 07:54 2015 Print This Article

Software product testing is a process of looking for bugs with the aim to provide better quality of a product. It somehow resembles mine detecting. Testers are like on the minefield full of mines while performing system testing.

In software testing company, the specialists conduct different testing types to find out all serious errors of the product. Nowadays, systems are very complicated, and they perform a wide range of various options.

The product system looks like the minefield that is full of hidden threats. It is obvious that checked paths are safe and it is better to use them. But there is quite different situation with testing. The tester’s purpose is not to avoid bugs but to search for them. That is why the well-known safe ways are not suitable for testers.

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During performance testing, the specialists are like explorers. They try to use different ways and methods to reach their main aim – a bug-free product. The repetition of the same tests during functional testing is useless. But is it really so? Can one perform exactly the same tests?

The Tester’s Dilemma:

  • Is it better to do something that has not been done yet?
  • Or is it possible to repeat the same tests twice?

There are a lot of discussions concerning the reproduction of exactly the same test environment and testing procedure several times. One believes that it is impossible as no one can precisely retrace his own footsteps.

What Aspects Should Be Traced During the Repetition of Testing Procedure?

  • Data already known to a tester
  • Data that a tester worries about
  • The price of testing procedure

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