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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 4. Examining the Specification

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Getting Started

  • Performing a High-Level Review of the Specification

  • Low-Level Specification Test Techniques

This chapter will introduce you to your first real hands-on testing—but it may not be what you expect. You won't be installing or running software and you won't be pounding on the keyboard hoping for a crash. In this chapter, you'll learn how to test the product's specification to find bugs before they make it into the software.

Testing the product spec isn't something that all software testers have the luxury of doing. Sometimes you might come into a project midway through the development cycle after the specification is written and the coding started. If that's the case, don't worry—you ...

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