I remember a forum discussion on it around 6 months ago, maybe on a different forum though. It had something to do with branch testing as applied in White Box strategies, and the buds were the ends of the branches or something like that. Is that clear enough??
Thanks rich rajesh jake and all who helped me to get some idea. so rich you mean that it is related to white box testing. i tried to find in this forum but could n't get any results.
actually my friend asked me about it so just asked him if it is test bed. he said no so posted it over here otu of curiosity to know..
can any one here can spend there valuable time in and clear me ...
We have many test terms that mean different things depending on what company you work for and their terminology, but generally speaking, "buddy testing" is a "white box" or unit test technique whereby you pair a tester with a developer (to be his "buddy"). The tester assists the developer with developing tests to test his code, and helps to run those tests.
I have also heard the term used to describe "paired testing" (similar to "paired development" in XP), but someone who has used that technique would have to explain the intricacies.
+ I agree with Linda but I have seen it done slightly differently.
Buddy Testing is not necessarily "white box" testing as much as it is "white box knowledge that directs/guides the system testing. What I have seen is a developer writes code/unit tests and pre check-in they allow another individual (best option a tester) to quickly preview the code, system test to see if they agree the specs are coded correctly and that there are no major regressions (based off of the white box knowledge). They should hit the P1 and high risk regression points.