When we read pressman what it tells that smoke testing is done to verify that the testing team is getting a stable build. We haven't employed this type of testing, but would like to employ it. can anybody tell me what are the things in an application that has to be smoke tested to verify that the testing team is getting a stable build ?
Any specific documentation is involved in it then please share with me ?
Software Test Engineer
Knowledge is Power
Software Test Engineer
If you cannot think about changing yourself, you don't have the right to change the world.
It really depends on what you're testing. In the application that I'm testing right now, my smoke test consists of logging in and creating certain types of data that are critical to the entire application's functioning. If there's an error there, I kick the entire build back to development. If there isn't, I proceed with testing.
In my team Smoke Test is a process in which the daily NT and Unix builds are put through a series of tests to verify the very basic operations (functionalities). With rerunning a suite of smoke test cases we assure that the current product's version behaves identically to the previous version (build).
Our smoke tests are automated with Perl and Visual Test.
If you search this forum, I am sure that you will find more information about Smoke tests.
I've found more topics having "smoke testing" in the subject field.
Topic Name Date Forum/Archive
What is smoke testing Manjucharan 11-20-2002 Functional Testing
Smoke testing JCTreb 10-26-2002 General Discussion
Smoke Screen tESTING RSBarber 10-01-2002 Functional Testing
What is smoke testing Krazychap 09-24-2002 General Discussion
Smoke Test vs. Delta Test JerryMac 09-13-2002 General Discussion
Smoke Test Plan Reji Itteera 07-03-2002 General Discussion
smoke test QAGirl 01-30-2002 General Discussion
Difference b/w acceptance testing and smoke testing Manjula T 01-09-2002 General Discussion
smoke testing Lakkumanan 11-12-2001 Functional Testing
smoke testing Lakkumanan 11-12-2001 FAQ
Performance Smoke Test jstrazzere 09-24-2001 Performance & Load Testing
Smoke Testing anvan 08-10-2001 Web Testing
Smoke Test Guidelines/CheckList Automateordie 06-20-2001 Web Testing
Smoke Testing icruiser 05-25-2001 Training & Certification
smoke testing vantontl 05-02-2001 General Discussion
Smoke testing ! AJ 04-18-2001 General Discussion
... Not even me.