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I was going through the types of software testing...Can anyone tell me what exactly are the differences between system testing and release testing?

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Where did you encounter those terms? –  user246 Nov 23 '13 at 19:29
    
Software Engineering - Ian Somerville –  GothamCityRises Nov 24 '13 at 0:42

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I see this in Ian Somerville's book (9th edition, section 8.3):

There are two important distinctions between release testing and system testing during the development process:

  1. A separate team that has not been involved in the system development should be responsible for release testing.
  2. System testing by the development team should focus on discovering bugs in the system (defect testing). The objective of release testing is to check that the system meets its requirements and is good enough for external use (validation testing).
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