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Chapter 12. Exploratory Testing

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Exploratory testing combines test design with test execution and focuses on learning about the application under test. It requires a mixture of thinking processes: logical, calculating, and conscious, along with fast and instinctive. In Chapter 4, “Thinking Skills for Testing,” we discussed how different styles of thinking are needed for different types of testing. Exploratory testing is one area that particularly benefits from applying different ways of thinking. In this chapter we will share how exploratory testing has developed and how you can practice it in your agile teams.

Exploratory testers must consider ...

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