Sorry if this has been asked before but this is my first post. I did a search and read newbie forum but could not find what I was looking for.
I am total new to software testing and I'm going to be taking my ISEB foundation exam soon. As a company we are just getting started. I was wondering what the main pieces of software are, what is industry standard? Obviously I realise it is a big area and there are probably different tools for different jobs. We are interested in doing regression testing / retesting in particular. We will be getting a testing manager in soon so he will probably know more but just wanted to ask in a forum to get a general idea, what are the big tools to learn? [img]/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
Re: Core software?
Welcome to this forum!
Your questions are far too general to give you valuable information.
What do you mean by "what the main pieces of software are?"
ARe you asking about what types of software is tested? Are you asking about what parts of the software is tested? What domain of software are you working? Is it a client/server application, web application, database testing etc?
What do you mean by "what is industry standard?" Industry standard of what? Are you asking about tools that are industry standard? Are you asking about the application being industry standard? Are you asking if there is one way industry standard way to test a software application?
My suggestion to you is to check several resources, never rely on one source, exam/certification/one person as there is no one "right" answer. There is no one "answer" to the situation. In these forums, you'll see someone respond with "it all depends" and this is true in software testing. Being "right" in software testing means achieving your software testing goals.
Your answer depends on what kind of application you are working, perhaps the domain the software is for, what the risks are with regards to the software release, the scope of the project etc. Your manager can help you and guide you, people on this forum can give you many different answers that probably could all apply to your situation. Be very careful when searching for one "right" "answer". That's the beauty of software testing, there are many different ways to look at software testing and still accomplish your tasks.