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

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EXPERIENCE-BASED TECHNIQUES

Experience-based techniques are those that you fall back on when there is no adequate specification from which to derive specification-based test cases or no time to run the full structured set of tests. They use the users’ and the testers’ experience to determine the most important areas of a system and to exercise these areas in ways that are both consistent with expected use (and abuse) and likely to be the sites of errors’this is where the experience comes in. Even when specifications are available it is worth supplementing the structured tests with some that you know by experience have found defects in other similar systems.

Techniques range from the simplistic approach of ad hoc testing or error guessing through ...

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