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Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 3, 2nd Edition by Jamie L Mitchell, Rex Black

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3 Analytical Techniques

No product of human intellect comes out right the first time. We rewrite sentences, rip out knitting stitches, replant gardens, remodel houses, and repair bridges. Why should software be any different?

—Ruth Wiener

This third chapter of the Advanced Level Syllabus – Technical Test Analyst is concerned with analytical techniques (which includes both static analysis and dynamic analysis). This chapter contains three sections:

1. Introduction

2. Static Analysis

3. Dynamic Analysis

3.1 Introduction

Learning objectives

Recall of content only.

In the last chapter, you saw a number of different white-box (structure-based) ways to detect defects, all of which require the tester to execute code to force failures to show themselves. ...

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