I've done a few searches using different parameters but haven't come across a particular term being bandied about on a project team I've been working with.

Specifically, I'm hearing the phrase 'no damage test scripts' and despite asking a few people what exactly this means, apparently nobody seems to have a concise definition.

Have any of you encountered this term and if so what does it mean to you?

  • we really need more context to answer this, I would imagine that in some contexts "damage" could mean exactly that- physical or logical damage to something.
    – Rsf
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 13:01
  • Fair point and I want to add for clarity that this is entirely related to software rather than any hardware or physical components.
    – Eve89
    Commented Feb 21, 2018 at 14:05

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I think what they are talking about are test scripts that could be run in Production without any change to production data.

by this I mean that no data is entered into the system,

  • nothing is created
  • nothing is deleted
  • nothing is ordered
  • nothing is submitted
  • etc.

smoke testing is a good example of what I think they mean by No Damage

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