3Test Techniques

“You’ve got to understand the basics of aerodynamics in a thing like this.”

—The Gyro Captain

“Shut up, shut up!” — “Mad” Max Rockatansky

Max politely declines a just-in-time lesson in aeronautical engineering principles from the gyrocopter pilot, as scripted by

Terry Hayes and George Miller in The Road Warrior

The third chapter of the Advanced syllabus is concerned with test techniques. To make the material manageable, it uses a taxonomy—a hierarchical classification scheme—to divide the material into sections and subsections. Conveniently, it uses a similar taxonomy of test techniques as that given in the Foundation syllabus. Where the Foundation provides for specification-based, structure-based, and experience-based techniques, ...

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