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Briefly explain what is software testing life cycle (stlc)?

Asked By: Sohini | Asked On: Mar 6th, 2006

Answered by: messaoud on: Oct 13th, 2014

Do you mean software testing life cycle

Answered by: kasi6900 on: Mar 2nd, 2012

Testing Life Cycle:


What is the difference between usecase and test case

Asked By: Varun | Asked On: Oct 9th, 2005

Answered by: Gyanesh Gupta on: Oct 13th, 2014

Test Case: A software test case is a set of steps and expected results used to test an application. It is created from the software requirements. Well-written test cases can make the testing cycle smo...

Answered by: pallavigajelli on: Jul 16th, 2010

Use cases describe the system from the user's point of view A test case in software engineering is a set of conditions or variables under which a tester will determine whether an application or software system is working correctly or not.

What is traceability matrix??

Asked By: DILSHAD GHANI | Asked On: Nov 23rd, 2005

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Answered by: Sahithi

Answered On : Nov 25th, 2005

 this matrix defines the mapping between customer requirements and prepared testcases by testengineers.this matrix is requirements traceability matrix or requirements validation matrix.this is used by testing team to verify how far the testcases prepared have covered the requirements of the functionalities to be tested.

Answered by: Bhuvaneshwari K on: Oct 10th, 2014

A traceability matrix is a document, usually in the form of a table, that correlates any two baselined documents that require a many-to-many relationship to determine the completeness of the relations...

Answered by: venkat prasad on: Mar 13th, 2013

Traceability matrix:::(by using the traceability matrix we are giving assurance to the client that each and every requirement covered in the form of test cases and all the test cases are executed. ...

What is mean by peer to peer testing?

Asked By: subha | Asked On: May 8th, 2006

Answered by: suman on: Sep 19th, 2014

Two testers work together to find the defects

Answered by: mithr17 on: Jan 31st, 2014

To everyone who thinks the question was incorrectly framed: There exists Peer-to-Peer (P-2-P) of testing devised out of necessity (like few types of testing) by medium to large product development co...

What is testing techniques?

Asked By: Subhash | Asked On: Oct 11th, 2005

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Member Since Jan-2006 | Answered On : Jan 6th, 2006

 Black Box and White Box are testing types and not tetsing techniques.

Testing techniques are as follows:-

The most popular Black box testing techniques are:-

  • Equivalence Partitioning.
  • Boundary Value Analysis.
  • Cause-Effect Graphing.
  • Error-Guessing.

The White-Box testing techniques are: -

  • Statement coverage
  • Decision coverage
  • Condition coverage         
  • Decision-condition coverage
  • Multiple condition coverage
  • Basis Path Testing
  • Loop testing
  • Data flow testing

Answered by: Abhishek on: Sep 8th, 2014

Sorry friends... but Black box and white box are neither type nor technique of testing...! Types : Static and Dynamic. Method: Black/White/Gray box Level: Unit/Integration/System/User acceptance Te...

Answered by: Sudheer Reddy on: Jul 14th, 2014

Testing techniques: 1.BVA 2.ECP 3.error guessing. 4.decision table. 5.state transition  Testing levels: 1.unit testing 2.integration testing 3.system testing  4. Uat testing Testing methods. 1.bla...

What is the difference between severity and priority?Which one is used by a tester?

Asked By: sowjan_sk | Asked On: Sep 26th, 2005

Answered by: Munna on: Aug 26th, 2014

Severity describes the impact of the bug, where as Priority describes the importance and order the bug should be fixed.
Tester will use Severity for reporting a bug.

Answered by: sandeep kumar on: Jun 14th, 2014

Both are used by the tester. Severity and priority are set depend upon the nature of defects. Ex:- If we are working on any project and after completion every thing was fine but there was a spelling...

Exact difference between alpha and beta testing

Asked By: amit_gandhi. | Asked On: Apr 9th, 2006

Answered by: Munnna on: Aug 26th, 2014

Alpha testing is done at Developers side where as in beta testing actual testing is carried out.

Answered by: aswani on: Jun 9th, 2014

Alpha Testing in other words is called as acceptance testing is the final stage of testing doe by the developers before delivering the product to the client Beta Testing-is the testing done by the cl...

Why did you choose software testing?...

Asked By: Jackseen | Asked On: Apr 25th, 2012

If an interviewer asks me " why did you choose software testing?..." then what should I answer....

Answered by: vivek jadhav on: Aug 21st, 2014

As per software tester have all domain knowledge of project as compared to developer .

"Prevention is better than cure" i.e if we remove bugs before released we get less maintenance cost for company

Answered by: vikranth on: Nov 9th, 2013

According to my opinion , Testing is the backbone for the software industry. Because, every s/w product release is done after testing only.

By doing testing itself we can judge that the product is free of defects/bugs, and also for the customers satisfaction.

What is the difference between smoke testing and sanity testing?

Asked By: Rama Krishna Kurapati | Asked On: Jan 30th, 2006

Smoke testing is after build releasing we will test high level functionalities working or not. Sanity testing is we will test all functionalities working properly or not.

Answered by: Ramasubbu on: Aug 2nd, 2014

Smoke testing: Testing the critical functionality of the application using high level test cases and check whether the application is ready for further testing(General health checkup) Sanity Testing:...

Answered by: pavan kumar jvs on: Apr 20th, 2012

Sanity testing means developer to finish developing the software tester to test the software whether it can properly developed or is called sanity testing.

smoke testing means:-before send the build to maintenance team finely to test the positive testing that is called smoke testing.

Browser testing

Asked By: malaaaa | Asked On: Jun 22nd, 2012

Which browser do you like in testing.Like if u say google chrome then why?

Answered by: Nilesh Patil on: Jul 25th, 2014

I would prefer to used IE 8,

Because some of the legacy system has that browser.

Answered by: Aishwarya on: Sep 20th, 2013

It would not be who can select browser for testing. I would perform testing as per FSD mentions. If nothing is mentioned then i would select the most commonly used browser that is IE which is widely used worldwide

What is test matrix?

Asked By: Himu | Asked On: Jun 25th, 2006

Answered by: tites jemson francis tites on: Jun 28th, 2014

It is not test matrix its Test Metrics

Answered by: Raj on: Oct 8th, 2013

INPUT Criteria : Defining the different inputs required for different phases of the testing is called Input Criteria. Exit Criteria : The different deliverable s in the testing at different phases in...

Who will exacatly assign the priority to the bug.. Developer or tester?

Asked By: omkarqa | Asked On: Oct 13th, 2005

Answered by: bhuvan on: Jun 24th, 2014

Severity will be decided by test end and priority will be decided by dev end in triage call

Answered by: Smiley on: Jun 23rd, 2014

Severity will be decided by tester where as priority will be decided by developer. Even this follows same in QC

What is a walkthrough? What is a review? In software industries.

Asked By: jhans | Asked On: Mar 31st, 2006

Answered by: Sandeep Kumar on: Jun 14th, 2014

Reviews:- reviews are internal meeting. It is done within the team to check about the progress of team work.
Mistakes are within the team and it is not open to all.

Walkthrough:- Walkthrough is a formal meeting with every team leader to check the status of the project.

Answered by: puri nagesh on: Jan 2nd, 2014

The walk through is the verify or update the task on the time so it is called as the walk through.

the review is similar to the walkthrough but it is the difference in that review is the actually take risk on any time for the completion of the task so it is very import to that.

Integration testing for multiple applications

Asked By: Mithu | Asked On: Mar 13th, 2007

I appeared for an interview and interviewer asked me the below question, pls answer aSAP :if you have 2 modules (applications) and you need to do integration testing , how will you proceed i.E how will you create test cases ..You may answer using any example

Answered by: Sandeep Kumar on: Jun 14th, 2014

Integration testing is done between the module, means what will be the impact of one functionality to others.

Ex:- suppose IN Gmail inbox is one module and sent box is one module. If we sent any mail then it must show in the sent item this the integration testing.

Answered by: Siji on: Feb 6th, 2014

Integration testing mainly meant for writing test cases for integrated components not individuals and the interface between two componets/applications. If your application has only two components, A&B...

What is the difference between error, defect,fault, failure and mistake

Asked By: shyam_meghansh | Asked On: Aug 22nd, 2006

Answered by: Aswani on: Jun 9th, 2014

Error-is the programming error should be detected by the Developers before giving the code for testing Defect- the discrepancy between actual expected behavior or in other words defect is the functio...

Answered by: kiran on: Jun 1st, 2014

defect -- slight deviation from requirements or if an issue is identified by tester is called as defect failure -- if the same defect is not identified bt testing team,then the s/w will be deployed...

Examples of severity and priority of all combination

Asked By: | Asked On: Apr 22nd, 2013

Could please anybody give me the good examples of: high severity and low priority low severity and high priority low severity and low priority high severity and high priority med severity and med priority .... In the terms of functionality.. And please tell me who will give the priority.

Answered by: Aswani on: Jun 9th, 2014

High Severity and High Priority- If the Login page does not open , it is high severity and high priority Low Severity and High Priority- If the logo in the Login page is not displayed, it is not imp...

Answered by: Aparna on: Feb 1st, 2014

High Severity Low Priority - Page after you click the login button crashes or page not found error. Its high severe, but low priority coz priority one would be login page working fine. Low Severity Hi...

Ensuring quality of a product

Asked By: vishal21283 | Asked On: Jun 2nd, 2014

I have recently been to an interview where the interviewer asked me this as a test lead, how will you ensure that your team has tested whole application correctly after you have divided modules among your team members, before delivering the product to client?

Answered by: Aswani on: Jun 9th, 2014

Track the number Test cases in each application on daily basis and validate some test cases randomly , once after the testing is complete , do some Adhoc testing of the core functional test cases to make sure everything works fine from you end before delivering to the client.

Insurance testing

Asked By: bhas08 | Asked On: Mar 6th, 2014

Any one with insurance testing domain please

Answered by: Gopu on: May 5th, 2014

Insurance is a domain . We need to ensure that transaction flow should be working without any issue. (transactions like quote creation, Quote converted to policy, Customized while changing the policy, policy creation, claims and etc.....)

Answered by: mithr17 on: Mar 27th, 2014

What is your question about?

Fish model

Asked By: vinuvinu | Asked On: Jul 22nd, 2008

What is fish model in detail?

Answered by: sindhu on: Mar 31st, 2014

In the fish model we have to do testing from the project initiation node to maintenance ,this is the reason why fish model is costly and time taking apart from tis by using this we can deliver a good ...

Answered by: pramit on: Jan 22nd, 2013

Create this theory on SDLC

throws syntax error. TIA " href="">How do we use or operator with desc programming.

Asked By: anu05446 | Asked On: Jan 27th, 2014

How do we use or operator with desc programming. say I want to count the nos of all the objects on the page which have HTML tag = "a" or innertext="b" what will be the syntax for the same. code: (desc("HTML tag").Value="a") or (desc("innertext").Value="b") => throws syntax error. tia

Answered by: mithr17 on: Jan 31st, 2014

Site does not allow me to click the question so Im answering to this question with limited understanding. I think you may be asking either about programming or automation testing and therefore, this ...

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