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SOFTWARE TESTING by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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WHAT TESTING IS AND WHAT TESTING DOES

So far we have worked with an intuitive idea of what testing is. We have recognised that it is an activity used to reduce risk and improve quality by finding defects, which is all true. However, we need to understand a little more about how software testing works in practice before we can think about how to implement effective testing.

Testing and debugging

Testing and debugging are different kinds of activity, both of which are very important. Debugging is the process that developers go through to identify the cause of bugs or defects in code and undertake corrections. Ideally some check of the correction is made, but this may not extend to checking that other areas of the system have not been inadvertently ...

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