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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?
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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?