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testing tools 125 questions (51-85)

51) What is Basis Path Testing? 

A white box test case design technique that uses the algorithmic flow of the program to design tests. 

52) What is Basis Set? 

The set of tests derived using basis path testing.

53) What is Baseline? 

The point at which some deliverable produced during the software engineering process is put under formal change control. 

54) What is Beta Testing? 

Testing of a rerelease of a software product conducted by customers. 

55) What is Binary Portability Testing? 

Testing an executable application for portability across system platforms and environments, usually for conformation to an ABI specification. 

56) What is Black Box Testing? 

Testing based on an analysis of the specification of a piece of software without reference to its internal workings. The goal is to test how well the component conforms to the published requirements for the component. 

57) What is Bottom Up Testing? 

An approach to integration testing where the lowest level components are tested first, then used to facilitate the testing of higher level components. The process is repeated until the component at the top of the hierarchy is tested. 

58) What is Boundary Testing? 

Test which focus on the boundary or limit conditions of the software being tested. (Some of these tests are stress tests). 

59) What is Boundary Value Analysis? 

BVA is similar to Equivalence Partitioning but focuses on "corner cases" or values that are usually out of range as defined by the specification. his means that if a function expects all values in range of negative 100 to positive 1000, test inputs would include negative 101 and positive 1001. 

60) What is Branch Testing? 

Testing in which all branches in the program source code are tested at least once. 

61) What is Breadth Testing? 

A test suite that exercises the full functionality of a product but does not test features in detail. 

62) What is Capture/Replay Tool? 

A test tool that records test input as it is sent to the software under test. The input cases stored can then be used to reproduce the test at a later time. Most commonly applied to GUI test tools. 

63) What is CMM? 

The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM or SW-CMM) is a model for judging the maturity of the software processes of an organization and for identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of these processes. 

64) What is Cause Effect Graph? 

A graphical representation of inputs and the associated outputs effects which can be used to design test cases. 

65) What is Code Complete? 

Phase of development where functionality is implemented in entirety; bug fixes are all that are left. All functions found in the Functional Specifications have been implemented. 

66) What is Code Coverage? 

An analysis method that determines which parts of the software have been executed (covered) by the test case suite and which parts have not been executed and therefore may require additional attention. 

67) What is Code Inspection? 

A formal testing technique where the programmer reviews source code with a group who ask questions analyzing the program logic, analyzing the code with respect to a checklist of historically common programming errors, and analyzing its compliance with coding standards. 

68) What is Code Walkthrough? 

A formal testing technique where source code is traced by a group with a small set of test cases, while the state of program variables is manually monitored, to analyze the programmer s logic and assumptions. 

69) What is Compatibility Testing? 

Testing whether software is compatible with other elements of a system with which it should operate, e.g. browsers, Operating Systems, or hardware. 

70) What is Component Testing? 

See the question what is Unit Testing. 

71) What is Concurrency Testing? 

Multi-user testing geared towards determining the effects of accessing the same application code, module or database records. Identifies and measures the level of locking, deadlocking and use of single-threaded code and locking semaphores. 

72) What is Conformance Testing? 

The process of testing that an implementation conforms to the specification on which it is based. Usually applied to testing conformance to a formal standard. 

73) What is Context Driven Testing? 

The context-driven school of software testing is flavor of Agile Testing that advocates continuous and creative evaluation of testing opportunities in light of the potential information revealed and the value of that information to the organization right now. 

74) What is Gorilla Testing? 

Testing one particular module, functionality heavily. 

75) What is Gray Box Testing? 

A combination of Black Box and White Box testing methodologies? testing a piece of software against its specification but using some knowledge of its internal workings. 

76) What is High Order Tests? 

Black-box tests conducted once the software has been integrated. 

77) What is Independent Test Group (ITG)? 

A group of people whose primary responsibility is software testing, 

78) What is Inspection? 

A group review quality improvement process for written material. It consists of two aspects; product (document itself) improvement and process improvement (of both document production and inspection). 

79) What is Integration Testing? 

Testing of combined parts of an application to determine if they function together correctly. Usually performed after unit and functional testing. This type of testing is especially relevant to client/server and distributed systems. 

80)What is Installation Testing? 

Confirms that the application under test recovers from expected or unexpected events without loss of data or functionality. Events can include shortage of disk space, unexpected loss of communication, or power out conditions. 

81) What is Load Testing? 

See Performance Testing. 

82) What is Localization Testing? 

This term refers to making software specifically designed for a specific locality. 

83) What is Loop Testing? 

A white box testing technique that exercises program loops. 

84) What is Metric? 

A standard of measurement. Software metrics are the statistics describing the structure or content of a program. A metric should be a real objective measurement of something such as number of bugs per lines of code. 

85) What is Monkey Testing? 

Testing a system or an Application on the fly, i.e just few tests here and there to ensure the system or an application does not crash out.