SPONSORS:






User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Stamford, CT, US
    Posts
    82
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts

    The scope of this topic is detailed below:

    A. Definition of Test Specifications - Establishing test objectives, purpose, approaches, pass/fail criteria, and the entrance and exit criteria.

    B. Testing Techniques - Various approaches used in testing, including static or human (desk checking), white-box (logic driven), black-box (requirements driven), load testing, and regression. Also included are topics such as the purpose of, and methods for, designing and conducting tests.

    C. Testing Methods - Methods or types include such tests as unit, performance, string, integration, systems recovery, regression, and acceptance.

    D. Independent Testing - Testing by individuals other than those involved in the development of the product or system.

    E. Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software - Testing of purchased software is essential and must be included in the overall test plan. Besides verifying the reliability of the product, the integration of the COTS software with internally developed code must be insured.

    F. Testing Code Developed Under Outside Contract - A primary objective of this testing effort is to determine conformance to requirements specified in the contracted documents. The integration of this code with the internal code is another important objective. The tester should be involved in establishing the requirement for the capability to establish and define testing requirements for a contract.

    G. Test Quality - Determining the adequacy of a test to satisfy its purpose.

    H. Testing Life Cycle - A systematic approach to testing that normally includes these phases:
    1. Risk Analysis
    2. Planning Process
    3. Test Design
    4. Performing Test
    5. Defect Tracking and Management
    6. Quantitative Measurement
    7. Test Reporting

    I. Vocabulary - The technical terms used to describe various testing types, tools, principles, concepts and activities.
    NGera

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Stamford, CT, US
    Posts
    82
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts


    Independent Testing - Testing by individuals other than those involved in the development of the product or system.


    Independent testing I have generally seen that if the client has a technical team then this is carried out at their end. Otherwise not all clients do it to a large extent.

    Also, the expertise of client technical team effects the extent to which this is done.

    Generally the technical and/or business analyst of the product dev team walk throughs the Business Analyst at the client end to verify whether the features and business logic implemented at their end is upto their expectations or not.

    Also, some companies outsourse the testing of the application to some other organizations. But then can this be considered as Independent testing. As in most cases they become the part of the product development team.
    NGera

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Stamford, CT, US
    Posts
    82
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts

    Independent testing:

    Who pays for these tests?
    Who conducts them?
    And how independent are they, really?

    Campanies hire third parties to evaluate the performance, security, cost-effectiveness and technological superiority of their products.

    Testing can significantly affect a company’s marketing and sales efforts. An independent testing company is able to provide objective commentary, which when favorable, becomes very powerful marketing material.

    Following link is about a case study of Independent testing:

    http://www.serverworldmagazine.com/m.../09/nstl.shtml

    No one adding any comments, queries or content on this topic. Should I move to another topic for this domain?
    NGera

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    India
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts

    What is the purpose of "Risk Analysis" before "Planning process" in the Test Life Cycle?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    361
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts

    Hi Ravindran.S

    Basically you can use the results of the risk analysis (including how you will mitigate the risks) as input for your plan.
    Parts that are more risky will receive more attention.
    Maybe you need to provide additional training for your testers. It is usefull to take this into account in your test plan.
    Etc.
    Kind regards,
    Steven Deneir
    www.geocities.com/belgiansqa

    Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    mumbai
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: CSTE - Topic 1 - Test Principles and Concepts

    Hi Neeraj,
    can u update this with more information...
    rmadhava

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.36 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 10.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.4 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.2.8 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBNominate (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Username Changing provided by Username Change (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
BetaSoft Inc.
Digital Point modules: Sphinx-based search
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:32 AM.

Copyright BetaSoft Inc.