Product Testing

How is product testing different from other form of testing?

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  • Jul 20th, 2010

Product testing means that a particular company is creating a product which it can market or sell later on. For eg. Say a software company builds a Accounting software and decides to sell it in the market, this becomes a Product and then the type of testing you would do would be Product testing.

Say any other company is also creating an Accounting software but decides not to sell it, it will be there to help their own business only, then this type of testing wil be known as Project based or simply put it as in-house development testing.


  • Jul 26th, 2011

Product has a unique truth, over and above any concept, idea, or consumer need. When product is present, then there is a moment of truth, the product experience.

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  • Oct 20th, 2011

I have worked for a product company in the past and it really depends on the dynamics and SDLC methodology followed by the company.

Please be aware that product testing is not a "type" or "form" of testing. Even if you are working in a services company on an application that another company will be eventually marketing/using isn't that a "product?"
If you take the example of Microsoft, it outsources even their so called "product" applications like MSN, visual studio etc. So, I do not see it being any differently.

If an interviewer ask you this question, you should still tell him the same answer I gave you. Many a times people want to check your confidence levels and so pose such questions. It does not mean that there will for sure be a difference, nor does it mean "product testing" is indeed a type of testing. YOU should be confident in giving them the answers, doesn't matter if its right or wrong.

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  • Jan 17th, 2013

Conducting all the kinds of testing for the product like Unit testing, Blackbox, Greybox, Functional testing, Database testing, Performance testing, Load testing, User acceptance testing, End to end testing all together makes the Product testing or it is called Application testing. The Product as a whole with all the testing practices mentioned above.

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