Chapter 12. Testing the Documentation

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Types of Software Documentation

  • The Importance of Documentation Testing

  • What to Look for When Reviewing Documentation

  • The Realities of Documentation Testing

In Chapter 2, “The Software Development Process,” you learned that there's a great deal of work and a great number of non-software pieces that make up a software product. Much of that non-software is its documentation.

In simpler days, software documentation was at most a readme file copied onto the software's floppy disk or a short 1-page insert put into the box. Now it's much, much more, sometimes requiring more time and effort to produce than the software itself.

As a software tester, you typically aren't constrained to just testing the software. ...

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