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Testing Tools 125 Questions part1

1) What is Bug? 

A fault in a program which causes the program to perform in an unintended or unanticipated manner. 

2) What is Test Tools? 

Computer programs used in the testing of a system, a component of the system, or its documentation. 

3) What is Debugging? 

The process of finding and removing the causes of software failures. 

4) What is Defect? 

Nonconformance to requirements or functional / program specification 

5) What is Testability? 

The degree to which a system or component facilitates the establishment of test criteria and the performance of tests to determine whether those criteria have been met. 

6) What is Software Testing? 

A set of activities conducted with the intent of finding errors in software. 

7) What is Coding? 

The generation of source code. 

8) What is Component? 

A minimal software item for which a separate specification is available. 

9) What is Testing? 

The process of exercising software to verify that it satisfies specified requirements and to detect errors. 

The process of analyzing a software item to detect the differences between existing and required conditions (that is, bugs), and to evaluate the features of the software item (Ref. IEEE Std 829). 

The process of operating a system or component under specified conditions, observing or recording the results, and making an evaluation of some aspect of the system or component. 

10) What is Test Bed? 

An execution environment configured for testing. May consist of specific hardware, OS, network topology, configuration of the product under test, other application or system software, etc. The Test Plan for a project should enumerated the test beds(s) to be used. 

11) What is Test Case? 

Test Case is a commonly used term for a specific test. This is usually the smallest unit of testing. A Test Case will consist of information such as requirements testing, test steps, verification steps, prerequisites, outputs, test environment, etc. 

A set of inputs, execution preconditions, and expected outcomes developed for a particular objective, such as to exercise a particular program path or to verify compliance with a specific requirement. 

Test Driven Development? Testing methodology associated with Agile Programming in which every chunk of code is covered by unit tests, which must all pass all the time, in an effort to eliminate unit-level and regression bugs during development. Practitioners of TDD write a lot of tests, i.e. an equal number of lines of test code to the size of the production code. 

12) What is Test Driver? 

A program or test tool used to execute a tests. Also known as a Test Harness. 

13) What is Test Environment? 

The hardware and software environment in which tests will be run, and any other software with which the software under test interacts when under test including stubs and test drivers. 

14) What is Test First Design? 

Test-first design is one of the mandatory practices of Extreme Programming (XP).It requires that programmers do not write any production code until they have first written a unit test. 

15) What is a "Good Tester"? 

What is ISO 9003? Why is it important 

16) What is Test Harness? 

A program or test tool used to execute a tests. Also known as a Test Driver. 

17) What is Test Plan? 

A document describing the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of intended testing activities. It identifies test items, the features to be tested, the testing tasks, who will do each task, and any risks requiring contingency planning. Ref IEEE Std 829. 

18) What is Test Procedure? 

A document providing detailed instructions for the execution of one or more test cases. 

19) What is Test Script? 

Commonly used to refer to the instructions for a particular test that will be carried out by an automated test tool. 

20) What is Test Specification? 

A document specifying the test approach for a software feature or combination or features and the inputs, predicted results and execution conditions for the associated tests. 

21) What is Test Suite? 

A collection of tests used to validate the behavior of a product. The scope of a Test Suite varies from organization to organization. There may be several Test Suites for a particular product for example. In most cases however a Test Suite is a high level concept, grouping together hundreds or thousands of tests related by what they are intended to test. 

22) What is CAST? 

Computer Aided Software Testing. 

23) What is Conversion Testing? 

Testing of programs or procedures used to convert data from existing systems for use in replacement systems. 

24) What is Cyclomatic Complexity? 

A measure of the logical complexity of an algorithm, used in white-box testing. 

25) What is Data Dictionary? 

A database that contains definitions of all data items defined during analysis.