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

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SUMMARY

In this chapter, we have looked at key ideas that are used in testing, and introduced some terminology. We examined some of the types of software problems that can occur, and why the blanket explanation of ‘insufficient testing‘ is unhelpful. The problems encountered then led us through some questions about the nature of testing, why errors and mistakes are made, and how these can be identified and eliminated. Individual examples enabled us to look at what testing can achieve, and the view that testing does not improve software quality, but provides information about that quality.

We have examined both general testing principles and a standard template for testing: the fundamental test process. These are useful and can be effective in ...

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