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When two activities run concurrently

When two activities run concurrently, we say there is potential interference if there is some shared data that is accessed by both activities, and where at least one of the activities can modify this ...
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How to prove partial correctness? [closed]

Consider the following pseudo-code: begin x:= 0; y:= 1; z:= 1; while y <= n do x:= x+1; z:= z+2; y:= y+z; od sqrt := x; end How would I prove the partial correctness of the above code ...
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Are there similar advanced design techniques like orthogonal and covering arrays?

I have been working on a thesis dealing with software quality control techniques, where a part is dedicated to advanced approaches. I know about combinatorial analysis and its application to software ...
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Determine the order of Testing in a Project?

When QA teams receive a software build, how do they normally test? Given is the random list of test techniques.... arrange them in order: Re-testing Smoke testing Regression testing Sanity testing ...
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Testing techniques for verifying a compiler

As part of a larger project, we are creating (or rather updating an existing) compiler that translates a Domain Specific Language (DSL) into a proprietary bytecode. The bytecode then gets loaded into ...
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Difference between Test Approach and Test Technique?

For instance , Exploratory testing can be labeled as a Test 'approach' and not a test technique like Boundary Value Analysis(BVA), Equivalence partitioning etc. Also, Context-driven testing is an ...
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Deployment Testing

What kind of things should be looked at after you have deployed a new system? So far I can think of the following: Things to check: a) Check it deploys to right folder: Open machine where build is ...
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Difference between Exploratory Testing , Monkey Testing and Ad-hoc Testing?

Monkey testing is a software testing technique in which the testing is performed on the system under test randomly. Exploratory testing is simultaneous learning, test designing and execution.Tester ...
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Equivalence Partitioning for Name field

Equivalence Partitioning for Name field: Requirement says the Name field shall: Accept alpha numeric characters and special characters `!@#$%&* Minimum 4 characters Maximum 40 characters First ...
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Which approach should be used for late tests in large projects?

I'm working in a very huge PHP project, but for many reasons the whole project was never tested until now. FYI, the project consists in a lightweight enterprise PHP framework based on Laravel. My ...
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How to apply boundary value analysis to a practically unlikely/impossible boundary?

I am involved in an effort to write a set of regression test scripts for a point of sale system. We are using ISO standards such as ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-4 to determine our test techniques. For various ...
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How to choose appropriate test data for equivalence class partitions?

When using Equivalence Class Partitioning to generate test cases you need to choose appropriate test data (such as input values) based on your partitions. Should I care about other test scripts ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

I have passed the foundation level exam, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure that anyone could pass that exam with a couple of days of studying. My question is are these certificates really of value to ...
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In what cases are diffing result files better than using regular expressions when verifying test automated output

I'm trying to write a script/framework to automate testing of our program. I need to figure a way to verify/validate the results, either using regular expressions or diffing the results against a ...
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Setting up QA Department from Scratch (Web Development)

So im going to be starting a Job here in a few weeks, i've been doing QA for about 6 years now. Pretty much your standard Test Plans/Testing with a little normal SysAdmin stuff that sometimes comes ...
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

How should a tester increase his observation skills? I feel that i somewhere lack sharp observation and attention to detail. any games or exercises that can make my approach towards testing easier ...
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Testing when two bugs cancel each other out?

I'm writing test cases for a simple open-source utility using Perl's Test::More module. There are two bugs in the utility that, due to the way they interact, cause one of the test cases to pass. (I ...
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Are state transition diagrams a good software testing technique

I have been looking at different testing techniques and wondered if anyone had some "real world" examples of using state transition diagrams rather than the bog standard clock and light switch ones ...
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Fresh to Software SQA

I've been working in SQA field for a year now, and basically I used only black box methods. What advice can you give me to enhance my skills? Recently I have started learning Jmeter Apache for load ...
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Teaching Quality Assurance (QA) Methods

I'm in the process of trying to teach my team the ins and outs of Quality Assurance, but am running into some challenges distilling "QA" to its base elements. I have many years of experience that ...
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Performance Testing a cloud application

What are the best approaches and what concerns are there about performance testing a web application that is hosted in the cloud?
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Which are the prevention activities that QA executes?

Most of my tester friends say that one important part of quality assurance position is "prevention". I´ve read a lot in the university about costs of quality and cost of poor quality and prevention ...
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Layer testing - How should I test data replication/update?

I have a development background and now I'm starting with software QA. While building a solution developers often create code which is shared among different platforms/applications. One example is the ...
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How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?

The module I'm testing creates some graphical reports which include things like scatter plots and multipage line graphs. The bitmap will never be exactly the same between test runs, since some ...
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Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers? [closed]

At CAST2011, Chris Blain spoke about troubleshooting tips he's found helpful as a tester. Ones I especially identified with: Model Take no one's word, and make no assumptions Look for other causes ...
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How many types of testing i should perform?

We have developed a project, QA already verify the project and now its ok to air. but i am still wondering about expected bugs. So my question is how many testing technique is there to certify a ...
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What are the benefits of Block Testing?

I came across the term "Block Testing" in the book "How We Test At Microsoft". I can't really see how this should be applied, should you do this instead of statement testing? From what I understand ...