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What is the purpose of the testing?


Answer posted by Radhika on 2005-05-23 17:50:13: The purpose of testing can be quality assurance, verification and validation, or reliability estimation. Testing can be used as a generic metric as well. Correctness testing and reliability testing are two major areas of testing. Software testing is a trade-off between budget, time and quality.
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Radhika

Answered On : May 23rd, 2005

The purpose of testing can be quality assurance, verification and validation, or reliability estimation. Testing can be used as a generic metric as well. Correctness testing and reliability testing are two major areas of testing. Software testing is a trade-off between budget, time and quality.

  
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shashidhar mahavadi

Answered On : Jun 13th, 2005

The main course of testing is to check for the existance of defects or errors in a program or project or product, based up on some predefined instructions or conditions.( It can be a scope document or HLDD)

  
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Shweta

Answered On : Jun 14th, 2005

The purpose of testing is to find bugs and make sure sure they get fixed.

  
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Amith

Answered On : Jun 19th, 2005

To improve the quality of the product.

  
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Azr

Answered On : Jun 21st, 2005

The Purpose of Testing is to Analyse that the Product is according to Requirnments

  
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venkat

Answered On : Jul 4th, 2005

The process of attaining a bug free programm, by finding all the bugs in the application

  
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choudary

Answered On : Jul 5th, 2005

The purpose of testing is to measure the quality of the program by finding the bugs in the program.  in this process we perform Verifiction and Validation on the project or applicaion. Verification : checks consistency with the i/p's Validation: Checks Consistency with the User Requirements.

  
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rajitha

Answered On : Jul 6th, 2005

The Purpose of Testing is to find the errors but not to fix the erros.

  
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Shankar

Answered On : Jul 9th, 2005

The purpose of testing : 1.The product/project should meet the Requirements 2.To satisty the End-User 3.To maintain the quality according to the Key process area for each CMM Level i 1 to 5 or six sigma or CMM Level 1 to 5 or ISO 4.To attain a good name in the market that the company producing Zero defect product /project.

  
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AnjaliKrishna

Answered On : Jul 12th, 2005

The purpose of testing is to ensure a quality product, which is reasonably bug free; it is a process which assures that the product is in sync with the requirements specified by the client and the client finally gets what he has asked for without any problems in the software.

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Sarumathi

Answered On : Jul 19th, 2005

The purpose of Testing is to produce quality products.To make it defect free and satisfy the end users.Before implementing the project to the client, all the necessary Testing should be done.

  
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sudhanshu rawlani

Answered On : Jul 21st, 2005

The purpose of the testing is the prepare the bug free quality product in the market. Success of any project is the sole responsibillity of tester.

  
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garima

Answered On : Jul 22nd, 2005

Testing is executing a program with the intent of finding as-yet undiscovered error.This is the most desirable method of verifying functional and performance requirements.

  
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giri

Answered On : Jul 27th, 2005

Testing is a process by which your ensuring that given requirement specification and actual result of the software should meet the same.

  
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meghana

Answered On : Jul 30th, 2005

First of all i would like to say that testing is not the purpose but it is the need, which ensures that the developed system is ready to work at the client place

  
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Purnima

Answered On : Sep 5th, 2005

The purpose of the testing is to discover the bugs. To discover any conceivable fault, find any weakness in the product. Meets the customer expectation. 

  
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Ephraim

Answered On : Sep 13th, 2005

Testing is the process of identifying defects where defect is a variance between expected and actual results.The measurement of software qualityconfirming that a program performs its intended functions correctly.Established confidence that a program does what it is supposed to do.verfifying that program satisfies its required functions correctly or identifying discrepancies between expected and actual resultsThe process of executing the software with the intent of finding errors.The process of evaluating a program or system.

  
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Roopa Satish

Answered On : Sep 14th, 2005

Purpose of testing is to validate the product, application against requirements for correctness.

  
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Anand

Answered On : Sep 20th, 2005

The purpose of testing to find bugs as early as possible and get them fix so as to imporve quality of the product.

  
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samyukta

Answered On : Oct 6th, 2005

executing a program with the intention of finding errors,intentionally making things to go wrong and finding out the errors at that stage.Testing is oriented to detection.

  
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sunitha

Answered On : Dec 5th, 2005

testing means to excute aprogramor anappliction with intention of verifing the requirements.or          excete a program to idtentify the bugs.

  
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sivakumarm

Answered On : Jan 3rd, 2006

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Finding bugs in the product and checking the application whether its meet the customer requirements

  
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sivakumarm

Answered On : Jan 3rd, 2006

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The purpose of testing is to check the quality of the product and to deleiver bug free project

  
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Gangadhar Nidudavolu

Answered On : Jan 6th, 2006

Testing involves operation of a system or application under controlled conditions and evaluating the results (eg, 'if the user is in interface A of the application while using hardware B, and does C, then D should happen'). The controlled conditions should include both normal and abnormal conditions. Testing should intentionally attempt to make things go wrong to determine if things happen when they shouldn't or things don't happen when they should. It is oriented to 'detection'.  Organizations vary considerably in how they assign responsibility for QA and testing. Sometimes they're the combined responsibility of one group or individual. Also common are project teams that include a mix of testers and developers who work closely together, with overall QA processes monitored by project managers. It will depend on what best fits an organization's size and business structure

  
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sridhar.vanga

Answered On : Jan 12th, 2006

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The purpose of Testing is to find bugs and find them as early as possible and make sure they get fixed.

  
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vamsi.mogaraju

Answered On : Jan 17th, 2006

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Testing is the process to ensure the product or application built is working according to the functionlity,specifications and standards as developed.

  
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Surya

Answered On : Jan 21st, 2006

Simply, testing is a measure of correctness/defectlessness in any work product.SoftwareTesting is the process of finding bugs/defects in any software product.

  
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vamsi.mogaraju

Answered On : Jan 30th, 2006

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To ensure that the product or the application developed by the manufacturer to upto mark in respective to its1)standards2)Specification3)Qulaity in terms of Bug free.4)Accepted by the end user.

  
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hema

Answered On : Jan 31st, 2006

Testing is nothing but the assurance given or certify that a product is ready to use or fit to use.

  
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virendras

Answered On : Feb 2nd, 2006

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To improve the quality of product, which is bugs free

  
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satya.k

Answered On : Feb 10th, 2006

Hi,   The purpose of testing is to prove that the system or application works asexpected to the client..Regards,satya.k 

  
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ramanuja

Answered On : Feb 20th, 2006

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1.Testing mainly improves the quality of the software according to clients requirements by matching expected and actual values.2.Detecting defects3.Number of test cases excuted to catchthe functionaliy of the application.

  
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samala.madhu

Answered On : Feb 23rd, 2006

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Purpose to testing is to give bug free software to the customers and improving the quality of the application or product

  
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Prince

Answered On : Mar 3rd, 2006

A Very Small and Perfect Statement for "What is the need of testing?"Testing is done to check for the Completeness, Correctness, Security and Quality of the System.

  
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k_parvez123

Answered On : Mar 14th, 2006

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Sandip

Answered On : Mar 27th, 2006

the testing is to provide to user error free product or bug free..also check the all requirement of user is completed or not

  
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joshna

Answered On : May 8th, 2006

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The purpose of testing is to find bugs, and see to it that they get fixed.. Thus ensuring better quality.. Testing also helps to check if user requirements are met.

  
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Testing is for finding errors and fix error to verification and validation before a product is delivered to client.

  
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maddisetty dinesh

Answered On : Jun 30th, 2006

Testing is to improve the quality of the product.the quality can be improved only when the test engineers intentionally finding out the errors......

  
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Ashish

Answered On : Jul 12th, 2006

The Purpose of Testing is to find the bugs and find them as early as possible (During Developement Lifecycle) and make sure that tey get fixed.  

  
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Kirankk

Answered On : Jul 21st, 2006

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Testing should never be carried out with an intension of making the product as bug free product.Testing should be carried out to gain the confidence for releasing the product.Testing is a co-operation excersize between developer and tester.

  
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Vidyadhar

Answered On : Sep 13th, 2006

The Main Purpose of Testing is to find Bug in any application ,and also to to minimize the Risk associated with that Bug,also the purpose of testing is to improve the Quality of product.

  
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Rama challa

Answered On : Sep 13th, 2006

thanks

  
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M.D. Lucena

Answered On : Sep 26th, 2006

The purpose of testing is to assure, before release, that the clients requirements are met, to produce a product with superior quality, gain a competative advantage and not to mention, to cut down cost by preventing any would be costly repairs and maintenance. 

  
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To attain an error free superior product, provide quality assurance, cut down costs through elimination of maintenance and therefore gaining a competative edge for the client

  
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subbu

Answered On : Oct 27th, 2006

The purpose of testing is to find the faults and whether the software meets the customer requirements or not?

  
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Subbu4testing

Answered On : Oct 31st, 2006

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Purpose of tesitng is to finding the errors and whether software meets the customer requirements or not.and to build the cinfidence about the system

  
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surendra chowdhary

Answered On : Dec 2nd, 2006

In this process the defects are identified, isolated, subjected for rectification and ensure that the product is defect free in order to produce a quality product in end  and hence customer satisfaction.

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Guest

Answered On : Jan 18th, 2007

Identifying and isolated the deffects.subject to rectification.

  
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nimmi

Answered On : Feb 24th, 2007

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Find bugs, find them as early as possible and make sure they get fixed.

  
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krithika

Answered On : Mar 3rd, 2007

To satisfy the customer,To maintain the quality according to the hey process area for each CMM level is 1 to 5,To attain good name in the market that the company producing zero defect  product/project,The product/project should meet the requirement.

  
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Prem

Answered On : Sep 27th, 2007

One purpose is to increase more job opportunities, increase head counts and getting more billable from the client. Developers hide things when they cant meet requirements, so testers are motivated to work against them to find such things. It will be benefit for the developed software.

  
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bbreddy

Answered On : Oct 25th, 2007

The purpose of software requirement is to improve quality for customer requirement

  
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Software testing is the process of executing a software system to determine whether it matches its specification and executes in its intended environment. * To unearth and correct defects. * To detect defects early and to reduce cost of defect fixing. * To ensure that product works as user expected it to. * To avoid user detecting problems.

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lalitha25

Answered On : Mar 1st, 2008

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Purpose of testing is to reduce the risk of the software

  
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sweetrsn

Answered On : Apr 22nd, 2008

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The purpose the of the testing is to make sure that the a) Given product is a bug Freeb) Ensure that it covers all the requirements pertaining to the Stake Holders of the prodctand so on...

  
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Nithiyan

Answered On : May 8th, 2008

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             Testing is the process of executing a program with the intent of finding errors

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Rajeshnunna

Answered On : Jul 24th, 2008

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The purpose of testing is to uncover hidden errors in the software and main thing is it can justify the standards of the application.

  
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tester612

Answered On : Aug 20th, 2009

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The purpose of testing is to find bugs/defects and reporting them. Testing should intend to send an error free system which is user friendly, is according to the requirements, and is satisfying to the customer. 

  
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The purpose of testing depends on its business needs and expected value.  The purpose may be to:1) discover and report defects in order to improve quality.2) assess and report on overall quality with a predetermined degree of confidence so that relevant stakeholders can make informed business decisions regarding it.3) determine whether something (like a software application) meets end-user requirements ('does the right thing').4) determine whether something (like a software application) meets criteria defined by internal specifications ('does things right'). 

  
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eversajid

Answered On : May 10th, 2010

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The purpose of testing is to run application or system with intention to find out the bugs (Functions that do not perform as expected).

  
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F Vernor

Answered On : Aug 10th, 2011

To measure & validate the delivered product against the agreed business requirements and identify gaps, faults or unforeseen / unexpected behaviour.

To ensure the product is fit for purpose

  
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