1 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TESTING

Peter Morgan

If you were buying a new car, you would not expect to take delivery from the showroom with a scratch down the side of the vehicle. The car should have the right number of wheels (including a ‘spare’ for emergencies), a steering wheel, an engine and all the other essential components, and it should come with appropriate documentation, with all pre-sales checks completed and passed satisfactorily. The car you receive should be the car described in the sales literature; it should have the correct engine size, the correct colour scheme and whatever extras you have ordered, and performance in areas such as fuel consumption and maximum speed should match published figures. In short, a level of expectation ...

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