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Software testing advice for novices

Posted in Events and improvement,Software testing by testing in London on January 9, 2009

From Software Testing Help

Think Like An End User
This is my top piece of advice. Don’t think only like a technical guy. Think like customers or end users. Also, always think beyond your end users. Test your application as an end user. Think how an end user will be using your application. Technical plus end user thinking will assure that your application is user friendly and will pass acceptance tests easily. This was the first advice to me from my test manager when I was a novice tester.

100% Test Coverage Is Not Possible
Don’t obsess about 100% test coverage. There are millions of inputs and test combinations that are simply impossible to cover. Use techniques like boundary value analysis and equivalence partitioning testing to limit your test cases to manageable sizes.

End-2-End Testing

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