What is Monkey Testing?

What is Monkey Testing?
November 03 10:00 2011 Print This Article

Sometimes random testing can also be called monkey testing. In monkey testing data is generated by chance often using a tool. Randomly-generated data is sent to the system. This data is generated either using a tool or some automated mechanism. With this randomly generated input the system is tested and results are watched correspondingly.

The disadvantages of Monkey testing:

  • You need more time to analyze the results
  • Many of the tests are not realistic
  • You cannot recreate the test if you do not record what data was used for software testing
  • Many of the tests are excessive

So we can say with confidence that such type of software testing is indeed useless and is generally conducted by beginners.

The best use of monkey testing is to see whether the system will hold up under adverse effects.

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