The answer is you don't. Well, actually you don't if you can prevent it. There might be some software that will run under some kind of regulation, like medical software, that you don't have a choice. Like Joe and Peter were trying to indicate, if you can find any way around it, you do.
Just what are these configurations? Or is this a study question for a course you're taking. If it is a course, please let us know which one. We'd like to have a "talk" with the instructor. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
If you're a slave to your free associations, does it automatically become something else?
I have a question that may be related to this topic. If it is not: could someone please advise me as to where to post this question or where this question has been discussed before.
Here is the scenario:
Test scripts require approval from a Business Analyst and a Developer. We are pressed with lots of work and people often do not have the time to go over every possible test case I come up with. The people reviewing these test scripts are very granular and require a lot of detail in the test case(s). The feedback during the review process usually revolves around adding more inputs and outputs (Expected Results) that are not directly related to the component being tested (but are part of the overall integration). The end result is that we end up with a test script that is essentially a demonstration of the core functionality. This sets a low standard of quality or a low quality criterion.
I’d like to move in a direction where we can “test a thousand configurations” by using test cases with less details in order to allow more ad-hoc or exploratory testing with the other combinations and record those in our test execution.
Does anyone have experience with this type of scenario? Any suggestions on how I could bring about this sort of a positive change to our quality criterion?
Software Testing, Second Edition: "Intelligently weighing the risks and reducing the infinite possibilities to a manageable effective set is where the magic is."