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I need to test an application that has many IVRs and each IVR is opening new world of IVRs . So what is the best way to test it and yes i want to test it completly.( though theoraically its impossible) But I want to make sure that this application is well tested. So what u guys say.....
Yeah in the simplist form I get it. BUT when ur choice start with 2 and from each branch expand to atleast 5 and then in third generation each single branch itself producing 5 or more options. hope im not confusing u , cause I am . So what do u suggest me how do I test the application in its enitrty keeping in mind these variables.
Im new to Testing.
I have no automated test tools neither do I have the budget as well the time to learn it.
Thirdly and most important I'm NOt doing glass box testing Im just doing black box testing. U can say its like menu with lots of options and in each option u come up with more options which apperently changes with respect to the options that are being selected by the user previously. (Hope I have convyed it to u )
Besides these draw back I have urge to do it right.
Asim Kaleem Khan
[This message has been edited by asim_kaleem (edited 11-25-2002).]
What you are attempting to do is very similar to exploring all of the rooms in a very large house where the branches (choices) are the doors between those rooms.
Since you want total coverage, you must open every door into every room. What is most important for you with this testing? That you opened every door and know where it goes? Or that the purpose and use of each room is what you expected? Or are they both equally important?
The answers to these questions determines how you would approach a solution.
Typically the rooms in any application are represented by windows and dialogs. Doors in an application are represented by push buttons, menu items, tool bars, and accelerators.
Most testers initially focus their efforts on the doors rather than the rooms. With experience you will instead focus on the rooms – where a unit of work gets done rather than on the path ways used to get there.
[This message has been edited by John J. Miller (edited 11-25-2002).]
Interesting point of view. Well as of yes I need to explore more rooms then there properties, but It doesnt mean that I dont need to know the properties of the room.
So how do I explore more and more rooms in short time