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I once tested a Windows client UI by randomly banging on the keyboard while my coworker randomly moved and clicked the mouse. I found bugs that way, and I could reproduce them, but (at least initially) I couldn't tell you the exact set of keystrokes and mouse clicks that triggered the problem. That is monkey testing. Exploratory testing is testing ...


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Do the following: Get familiar with the application by using it. Try to get an overview and notice the different areas / components you recognize. Use the application from a user point of view. A lot of questions will come up in your mind. Write them down and clarify them later with business analysts and developers. Aks the following questions: What ...


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Exploratory Testing is a testing approach that allows you to apply your ability and skill as a tester in a powerful way.Testers have to understand the application first by exploring the application, finding out about the software. Exploratory testing is a simultaneous process of test design and test execution all done at the same time. The focus of ...


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Monkey testing has it's perks, particularly if a test is being recorded so that when an exception is generated there's an understanding of what caused the exception. Ad hoc testing is useful for testing a resolution to a specific bug (retesting). Scripted testing is great for regression situations where you need to exercise all of, or the bulk of, ...


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In non-technical English, "ad hoc" means "something done for a particular purpose, as and when necessary". The literal translation of the Latin phrase is "to this". http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/ad-hoc "Ad hoc testing" would be something done as a "one-off," for example devising tests to diagnose the cause of a particular problem, as ...


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My advice; Get hold of an actual USER. Do whatever it takes, wine, dine, open doors, knock on doors etc. Just get hold of an user and use time with him/her. Your goal should be to try to understand what problems the application is supposed to solve and how these problems are solved today. Also in addition you might just accidentaly get a representative ...



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