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Software Testing, Second Edition by Ron Patton

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Chapter 9. Compatibility Testing

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Compatibility Testing Overview

  • Platform and Application Versions

  • Standards and Guidelines

  • Data Sharing Compatibility

In Chapter 8, “Configuration Testing,” you learned about hardware configuration testing and how to assure that software works properly with the hardware it was designed to run on and connect with. This chapter deals with a similar area of interaction testing—checking that your software operates correctly with other software.

Testing whether one program plays well with others has become increasingly important as consumers demand the ability to share data among programs of different types and from different vendors and take advantage of the ability to run multiple programs at once.

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