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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 precedes 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 ...
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If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?

My code is something like: function Controller(dep0, dep1) { dep0.call(); dep1.call(); }; The test is something like: function test() { dep0Mock = mock.create(); controller = new ...
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What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?

Functional Show Stopper comes as one parameter of 'Priority'. I know Show Stopper.. but what is Functional Show Stopper ? What kind of issues can be categorized under this ?
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Installation testing is part of functional or non-functional testing?

In your test strategy/testing where would the installation testing (set-up/deployment with or without installer) belong? Is it a part of functional testing or non-functional testing?
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Differences between: QA, QC, Software Testing, Verification, Validation, Prevention and Detection

I've trouble understand the differences between these terms: "Quality Assurance", "Quality Control", "Software Testing", "Verification", "Validation", "Prevention" and "Detection". Here is what I ...
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What is the difference between regression testing and re-testing?

I was asked this question in an interview recently. Just wanted to see what your opinions were on this...
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What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?

When there is a new build we perform smoke testing,in few projects they call it as sanity testing.Can someone please elaborate on the difference between the both.
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What is shakeout testing?

What is shakeout testing? Googling gives things such as, To identify an initial test which verifies that a load has been successful and all software is accessible and functioning as ...
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Are code reviews considered part of QA?

I was having a discussion with a fellow developer and we were talking about QA practices. I was thinking that code review would be a QA practice because you're not making anything, but rather are ...
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What do you do when you encounter overloaded terminology in your workspace?

I've been in many difference sized companies and in many different environments where we've used terms interchangably, Testing Terms, Development Terms and Process types have been overloaded in one ...
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What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?

"Automated Testing" as a term seems to have a number of different uses. For some, it means built in unit tests that, when a new build is run, execute to make sure code refactors have not broken ...
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Why (& how) do Static and Dynamic testing complement each other.

Why (& how) do Static and Dynamic testing complement each other. Not much more, simple question.
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What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?

Is there a difference between "testing" and "quality assurance"? If so, what are the main goals of each process? What are the critical differences?