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The Domain Testing Workbook by Douglas Hoffman, Sowmya Padmanabhan, Cem Kaner

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SECTION 2. PART 2: ANALYZE THE VARIABLE AND CREATE TESTS

The Part 1 tasks characterized the variable. Now you know what the variable is, what the program does with it and what other variables interact with it.

Now it’s time to figure out how to test it.

The tasks of this Part are:

I.  Partition the variable (its primary dimension).

– If the dimension is ordered, determine its sub-ranges and transition points.

– If the dimension is not ordered, base partitioning on similarity.

J.  Lay out the analysis in the classical boundary/equivalence table. Identify best representatives.

K.  Create tests for the consequences of the data entered, not just the input filter.

L.  Identify secondary dimensions. Analyze them in the classical way.

M. Summarize your ...

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