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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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 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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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 ...