10 ON-THE-FLY TEST DESIGN

WHY IS THIS CHAPTER WORTH READING?

In this chapter, you will learn the main benefits of using on-the-fly test design techniques. We apply one of them, exploratory testing, for the ticket vending machine example and show that in one hour a considerable ratio of the bugs can be detected.

All of the previous chapters are about script-oriented test design. This means that the output of the test design is some script, which can be executed either manually or automatically. In addition, these techniques are implementation independent, and therefore can be used as a test-first approach. However, there is another possibility, when there are no pre-designed test cases but the testers design them gradually when executing the ...

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