internal workings of the item being tested. For example, when black box testing is applied to software engineering, the tester would only know the "legal" inputs and what the expected outputs should be, but has no idea how the program actually arrives at those outputs
It is because of this that black box testing can be considered testing with respect to the specifications; no other knowledge of the program is necessary. For this reason, the tester and the programmer can be independent of one another, avoiding programmer bias toward his own work.
The so-called ``functionality testing'' is central to most testing exercises. Its primary objective is to assess whether the program does what it is supposed to do, i.e. it should meet user specified requirements. There are different approaches to functionality testing. One is the testing of each program feature or function in sequence. The other is to test module by module, i.e. each function where it is called first.
If an input condition specifies a number of values, test cases should be developed to exercise the minimum and maximum numbers and values just above and below these limits.
SQA team members upon receipt of the Development builds, walk through the GUI and either update existing hard copy of the product Roadmaps, or create new hard copy. This is then passed on to the Tools engineer to automate for new builds and regression testing. Defects are entered into the bugs tracking database, for investigation and resolution.
exercise the product features and functions accordingly. Defects in feature/function capability are entered into the defect tracking system and are communicated to the team. Features are expected to perform as expected and their functionality should be oriented toward ease of use and clarity of objective.
Existing features and functions are enabled and performing in a manner consistent with prior releases. SQA using the exploratory testing method manually tests and then plans more exhaustive testing and automation. Regression tests are exercised which consist of using developed test cases against the product to validate field input, boundary conditions and so on... Automated tests developed for prior releases are also used for regression testing.
either default, flat file configuration, or with one of the supported databases. Every operating system and database, supported by the product, is tested, though not in all possible combinations. SQA is committed to executing, during the development life cycle, the combinations most frequently used by the customers. Clean and upgrade installations are the minimum requirements.
Team prior to Beta. SQA not only verifies technical accuracy, clarity and completeness, they also provide editorial input on consistency, style and typographical errors.
This entails a series of tests, which perform a feature-by-feature validation of behavior, using a wide range of normal and erroneous input data. This can involve testing of the product's user interface, database management, security, installation, networking, etc
The first step in functionality testing is to become familiar with the program itself, and with the program\u2019s desired behavior. For this the tester should have clear idea about the documentation such as the program\u2019s functional specification or user manual. Once a program\u2019s expected functionality has been defined, test cases or test procedures can be created that exercise the program in order to test actual behavior against expected behavior. Testing the program\u2019s functionality then involves the execution of any test cases that have been created. Certain portions of a functionality testing effort can also be automated, depends on several factors, and should be discussed with a qualified engineer.
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