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    Question - Need Help !!

    Hi,
    The problem is the testing of the following program:
    The program reads three integer values from a card. the three
    values are
    interpreted as representing the lengths of the sides of a
    triangle. The
    program prints a message that states whether the triangle is
    scalene,
    isosceles, or equilateral.
    On a sheet of paper, write a set of test cases (i.e. specific
    sets of
    data)that you feel would adequately test this program.

    Thanks,
    Chandra



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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    You really need help with this question?

    Then I suggest you get Glenford Meyers' book "The Art of Software Testing".

    Your question is on page 1.
    The answer is on pages 2 and 3.

    Maybe you can tell us the real reason you posted the question here?

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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    Hi,

    Thanks for the help !!
    Reason being i have been asked this question repeatedly when i have applied for QA job.

    Chandra
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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    I can't remember - are all equilateral triangles also considered isosceles?

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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vantontl:
    I can't remember - are all equilateral triangles also considered isosceles?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No job for you!

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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    Chandra...Why don't u chip in the answer here?

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    Re: Question - Need Help !!

    Hello,

    This is a test the my company uses to assess candidates at interview (we change it slightly to say '...consider your approach as if this were a real (important) application. Write your tests as if somebody else could run them.')
    Candidates are given 30 mins (not enough time ), sheets of paper, a ruler and a pen.


    We have a marking scheme for it that looks for:
    Smoke test (i.e. does it run? does it teminate)
    Positive tests (e.g. 2,2,2 = equliateral)
    Negative tests (e.g. 2,2,A = invalid)
    Non Functional tests (volume, performance, load)
    Layout and executability of tests.
    and so on...

    Anyone who only specifies the positive tests (2,2,2) (2,2,3) (2,3,4) doesn't get to carry on with the interview.
    otherwise we look at how well the person does for their experience (we are more interested in how quickly people appear to learn than how much they know already).
    10 or more marks is considered excellent (although around 20 marks are available to the real boffin!).

    So what if someone has already read about the test in Myers' book?

    Good! We like people who read books

    Jules

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