2 Test Process and Test Tools

This chapter introduces the fundamental test process, its associated activities, and appropriate tool support1.

2.1 Test Process Fundamentals

In order to perform structured tests, a general description of the task as found in most development models (see chapter 3) is not sufficient. Besides integrating testing into the development process it is also necessary to provide a detailed test procedure (see figure 2-1). The development task consists of the process phases test planning and control, analysis and design, implementation and execution, evaluation of the test exit criteria and reporting, as well as test completion activities. Although the presentation and description of the individual tasks suggest a sequential ...

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