Chapter 4. A Practical Approach to Test Case Design

Alan Page

When you design tests that will run long after the initial version of a software program has shipped, it is imperative that you make a significant effort to design long-lasting and effective test cases. Many Microsoft applications have support plans that last as long as 10 years. After they are designed and written, test cases run continuously until the moment the product is released, but that’s not the end of life for the tests. After an application ships to end users, the ownership of source code, documentation, test tools, test automation, and all other relevant collateral material passes either to a separate team or a subset of the product team who are responsible for making any ...

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