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re: Help required.
I ahve been asked to find out information on a variety of testing and design related terms.
Could anyine give me any descriptions of what the following are and where they are used.
1/ Stress Testing
2/ SOAK testing
3/ What is Unified Process Development
4/ ITEL (I beleive it is a Software development method) - but what is it and what does it do
5/ What is CAB (related to ITEL)
Any help would be excellent.
Re: re: Help required.
I could talk ALL DAY about Stress testing (particularly what it doesn't mean that people think it does).
A Stress test is one that evaluates the system/application under unrealistic loads and circumstances. (Most simple definition)
What many people mean when they refer to stress testing, is Performance Testing, which includes Stress and many other categories of tests. I have an article that I have written that I can mail to you with my definitions of these Performance related items.
Sr. Performance Engineer
Re: re: Help required.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScottyB:
Could anyine give me any descriptions of what the following are and where they are used.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Unfortunately, asking for something this broad is not likely to get a lot of responses. As Scott's excellent reply noted, there is a lot that could just be said about stress testing. Unified Process Development is a large topic in itself and would be hard to categorize in a few sentences. You might check out this thread where I discussed the overall notions of unified processes.
Honestly, I am not entirely sure about some of your terms anyway. I have heard of "soak testing" being used as a type of acronym for stress testing in some cases. (Usually I have heard it used in relation to some form of performance testing.) As far as ITEL, I was not aware that it was a methodology. And I am not sure, in relation to that, what CAB would mean. For example I have heard "CAB" mean Change Advisory Board. I have heard ITEL as "Input Transaction & Error Listing", which is just a general method. (There is an ITEL that is the Independent Testing and Evaluation Laboratory but this only relates to insurance companies and has nothing to do with QA or testing proper in terms of software applications or hardware.)
Perhaps you could tell us in what context you are being asked these questions.