I searched the difference on google. But could'nt find any intuitive explanation for both the terms. Can someone give me the main differences between the two in software testing.

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Wikipedia: Scaffolding is a project generation technique supported by various tools.

In your examples, I don't believe the term 'scaffolding' refers to two different things, but instead is being used as a spectrum.

The difference is between the adjectives generic and specific. Specific is something clearly defined or identified, whereas generic applies to a group of things and is the exact opposite of 'specific'.

So, in testing terms, does the scaffolding serve a generic purpose or a more specific one?

Further reading:

  • Can you give some more points of difference? Jan 9, 2019 at 15:27
  • Hi @HimanshuPoddar, I've added some further reading which you might find interesting or helpful.
    – dvniel
    Jan 9, 2019 at 15:53

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