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Term for checking the correctness of data

We have a systems that pulls large sums of data from an external system then we transform the data and afterwards we need to verify this transformed data is correct. How do we call this type of ...
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Is there an industry standard definition for the code review activity?

An SDLC explains how an item of software can be defined, modeled, developed, tested, released and supported. The SDLC is split into any number of phases, depending on the methodology used (Waterfall, ...
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Is there a name for automated tools that work from screenshots like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner with tools like Selenium?

I have a list of GUI testing tools, and I want to separate the tools that are 'based on screenshots' like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner that others that interact directly with the elements of SUT, like ...
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What is the difference between automation tests and test automation?

Is there a difference between automated tests and test automation? If so, what are the main goals of the individual tests?
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Mix-up Testing in agile development

Cross-module testing is a specific term that is only used internally in some organizations. To be more clear, it is also call mix-up testing, a cross testing activity between scrum teams. I am ...
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How do we create a “Test Incident” Report?

Incident: Any event occurring that requires investigation. Defect: Any flaw in a component/system that can cause a component/system to fail to perform its required functionality. How is a Test ...
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Difference between “Pilot” Testing and “Beta” Testing?

I was asked this in an interview. I knew about Alpha/Beta release testing , but had no idea about Pilot testing in Software Engineering. Please explain in details with real life examples.
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what is difference between Test Cases and Test Scripts?

I know that test cases are written in human readable language, whereas test scripts are written in code and mostly done for automated testing. But can anyone tell me what else make them different ...
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Why does ISTQB say Boundary Value Analysis is a black box technique

Boundary Value Analysis is, according to ISTQB - a black box technique. How can anyone agree with that? Most developers write unit tests following equivalence partitioning and boundary value ...
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What is the correct terminology for “configuration information” in a test report

I work as a HW quality control guy but for the first time I am the one who should produce the report. I have no template but definitely there needs to be something like "device version" information ...
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Bugs Verified or Bugs Validated?

Which sentence is correct. Defects have been fixed and tested by QA. No issues found furthermore. So, what should QA has to write? Defect XXX has been verified. No issues found.OR Defect XXX has ...
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Exactly how are BDD, TDD, ATDD, Kanban and Scrum different from a waterfall approach?

I don't understand the differences between the following terms: BDD - Behavior-driven development TDD - Test-driven development ATDD - Acceptance test-driven development Kanban Scrum How do these ...
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Difference between 'task', 'scenario' and 'use case'?

I am pretty much confused with these terms. I have surfed the net, but didn't find any detailed explanation. I want to know the difference between a task, scenario and a use case. And how are they ...
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What is a good word for: “A test that, when executed, successfully detects a failure”

I am working on a machine-learning invention that can be applied in the narrow field in which I work (mainframe system programming). My English is not supreme but I need to define what I am working on ...
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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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What is the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?

There are two different bugs, Gold and Latent. Both exists in application from (lets say) Sprint 1. I would be thankful if you could tell me the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?
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Is there a correct term for testing done by “testers” hired just to use the app as in real life?

We have a group of "testers" (basically students etc., no professional testers and purely black box) who basically do not find bugs but rather use the app as expected in the live environment, ...
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What is a 'fixture'?

I've seen the term "fixture" used in a number of different contexts, and I suspect I don't quite understand what is meant by the term, because I see it used to mean things that I didn't think it ...
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What is component testing and how to write component test cases?

I am new to testing. I would like to know: What is component testing? How do I write component test cases? Please explain with examples if possible as that will be more helpful for me.
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What is the difference between a software quality analyst, and a software tester

I'm learning about software quality assurance on my own (self-education). I am using a lot of youtube videos and I'm also googling some of questions. I have just realized that there are differences ...
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Term to describe deployment test

We are currently creating a test-plan for one of our new systems. As such we are looking for the right term to describe the following The <xxx> test takes place immediate after the ...
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What is route test?

I've been asked to implement route test (integration) for a new application, but i have just a small idea of what is this, here's my thoughts about it: Is to test the flow of a package through his ...
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How testing of Banking/Insurance Domain is different then any other website testing?

I have been in software industry for a long time now. I have seen that experience in Banking Domain(tested banking websites e.g. Axis bank, Yes Bank etc)or Insurance Domain asked separately as a skill ...
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What is the difference between feature testing and functionality testing

Recently I happened to be in an interview where I was asked to explain feature testing and functional testing. Even after looking up so many references I am unable to find a convincing explanation ‒ ...
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What is the difference between integration and interface tests?

I have googled many times but still not understand clearly about interface testing in software testing, who can explain this , many thanks?
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What is a golden bug in software testing life cycle?

What is a golden bug in software testing life cycle. Kindly help me understand what kind of bug is this?
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What is a latent bug?

I came to know a new bug type named latent bug. Kindly help me understand what kind of bug is this?
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Mutation testing, Fault Injection, Robustness testing, Fuzz testing

I need to clarify differences and definitions of those techniques/methodologies. Mutation testing - testing technique, it is an intentional change of part of code to evaluate correctness of tests ...
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What's the difference between system testing and release testing?

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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Is there a standard term for tests run against production? [duplicate]

After running our normal automated tests against a test area, we releasing the change to production then run some additional tests against production to verify the roll-out ran correctly and to test ...
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What is meant by the term “Pesticide Paradox” in testing point of view?

All, During an interview with an major MNC , I was asked this curious question of " What is meant by pesticide paradox ? " I have been working as Test Engineer for almost 4 Years but I have never ...
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What is high-level software QA?

I've read the following in a job advertisement: Experience with high level software QA [...] What is it or what could it be?
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Usability versus fail-fast dilemma [closed]

How do you call a situation when the system ensures that every its step was successful? For instance, one of the steps was to generate a file. Yet, target location may be occupied and copy fails. ...
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Why testing, by definition, cannot find deadlocks and stack overflows?

Sean M. Beatty says in "Where testing fails" article that "deadlocks, stack overflows, race conditions and timing problems cannot be detected by testing (whether it is code inspection, whide-box ...
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Does 'system testing' precede 'system integration testing'?

Accordin to ISTQB etc., it should. But from practice I can see it is not that clear. An example: We have a backend (pulling data from external systems, processing...), DB, and frontend. Testers do ...
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ISTQB: testing = analysis but dynamic testing != dynamic analysis?

This is more like an academic question. Although, common perception is that dynamic analysis is testing itself, most of advanced sources (but AFAIK also the ISTQB) distinct between: dynamic testing ...
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Fail over testing Terminology

I am working in a Manual System testing team, we are expected to test what happens if the SQL databases, supporting servers go down, load balancing falls over that the websites respond with the ...
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How would you call backward porting testing?

A real life example- Linux Kernel A feature B was tested and released, Linux Kernel A+1 feature B+1 was tested and released Now feature B+1 is ported back into Linux Kernel A How should I call the ...
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Fundamental classification- discrepancies

Is there any trusted, verified and regarder classification of testing? The discrepancies I talk about are like: Functional testing =testing against documentation/requirements to verify functions ...
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Suitability of functional testing to problems with many interrelated inputs

I have read that functional testing is not that suitable when there is a lot of interrelated inputs. Is my understanding correct that e.g. following program would be really difficult to test using ...
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What is Pre-beta release?

I've been coming across this term too much recently. But I'm not sure what it is. I know about Alpha testing and Beta testing. I know the version of the application made available to users for and ...
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What's the difference between code coverage and test coverage?

At first I though it was the same but with eclemma it seems different. But I can't find anything about it.
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What is an injected defect in Software Engineering?

In software engineering, what is meant by injected defects? And if such type of defect arises during software testing, then how are injected defects handled? Also how can the rate of occurrence of ...
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Am I tester or just checker?

I've read about difference between testing and checking and I feel I'm only a checker. I write tests scenarios to know whether the product satisfies requirements. Is this still testing or only ...
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Is this a good simplification of fake object types?

With every unit testing text I get my hands on comes a little different terminology and more or less different definitions of various fake object types. I find that a lot of this differentiation is ...
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Using formal methods when you test applications

Does anybody always follow concepts like, Cyclomatic Complexity, Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis in their testing applications ? or Let me know the best way to cover these techniques ...
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Any good references on Privacy Testing?

I heard a reference to Privacy testing recently (James Whittaker mentioned it here.) and it seems like a valuable area to know something about. It's extremely important these days as companies balance ...
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What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?

I'm thinking of live production sites here, where there is a continuous community or much content being updated, sort of like a newspaper site or community site (the one I work at is a healthcare ...
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Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Each test is different. Some are big and talk to databases, others quick and self contained. We all know we'd prefer the fastest and most robust ...