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The Software Test Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Judy McKay, Graham Bath

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8 Experience-Based Testing Techniques

Experience-based techniques are based on the tester’s experience with testing, development, similar applications, the same application in previous releases, and the domain itself. The tester brings all their knowledge to bear when designing the test cases.

In this chapter, the four principal types of experience-based testing techniques are described and the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques are outlined.

Terms used in this chapter

dynamic testing, error guessing, experience-based technique, experience-based testing, exploratory testing, test charter, test session

8.1 Introduction

Experience-based test design techniques also consider defect history, but unlike defect-based test design, these techniques ...

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