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ISTQB Foundation: Black Box Techniques

Black Box Techniques These are test design techniques primarily used during System/Functional testing by the Testing team to design test cases. The word ‘BlackBox’ is key- the application under test(AUT) is treated as a Black Box or an opaque box, the tester is unconcerned about the internal working of the application. What the tester is […]

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ISTQB : Test Analysis and Design – Software Testing

ISTQB Test Analysis and Design In the ISTQB syllabus, the Test Process consists of a five phases Plan, Design, Implement/Execute, Report, Closure. (Our blog titled “Software Test Life Cycle” has more details .)  The second phase of the Software Test Life Cycle is Test Analysis and Design, where specifications are analysed and test cases designed. This phase […]

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Defects- Severity vs Priority with Examples

When we log defects there are two fields that we need to fill in – Severity and Priority. In this blog, we look at the differences between these and some typical scenarios. Defect Severity: This stands for the degree of impact the defect can have on testing and user’s needs. High – showstopper, tester/user cannot […]

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What is Defect Life Cycle or Bug Life Cycle in Software Testing

We have seen the Software Development Life  Cycle in one of our previous blogs. V-model, Iterative models are examples of how software can be developed. The Software Test Life Cycle is a part of the Software Development Life Cycle. And the Test Life Cycle  is used for System Testing and for User Acceptance Testing. The Test Life Cycle […]

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What is Defect or Bugs or Faults in Software Testing

Defects are the most visible part of the Software Test Process. Defects found in Production/Live environment and by customer are termed ‘Failures’. Any testing team is evaluated by the number found during testing and the failures encountered by the customer. If the customer encounters a vast number of failures, the efficacy of the testing team […]

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Web applications testing – Web Testing Methods – Software Testing

Web testing – these days most applications are on the web. What makes web testing a challenge is the combination of Browsers, Operating Systems, screen resolutions, network or modem speeds. Add mobile phones to this cauldron and we can see why it gets a bit mind-boggling! The most important factors that need consideration are following: Hardware […]

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Why do testers need to learn SQL?

A question we are frequently asked by newbie students is why we need to learn SQL. We hope this blog will provide an insight into the question. As testers first and teachers next, we rely on our practical experience and do our best to teach skills that we have used day in and day out […]

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Importance of Unix Basics for Software Testers

A question we are frequently asked by our newbie students is why we need to learn Unix. We hope this blog will provide an insight into the question. As testers first and teachers next, we rely on our practical experience and do our best to teach skills that we have used day in and day […]

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ISTQB -User Acceptance Testing(UAT)

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) We have so far in our blogs looked at Unit testing, Integration testing and System testing in detail. In today’s blog, we take a look at User Acceptance Test or UAT for short. UAT comes after System testing. Though the application has undergone these different tests, the customer (the king/queen) has […]

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ISTQB- System Testing

 System Testing or Functional Testing System Testing is the next level of testing after Unit and Integration Testing. In System testing,  end to end testing is conducted in an environment representative of the live or production environment. The test cases are based completely on the Functional Specification. And an independent test team(independent of the development […]

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