ALL Types of Software Testing

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ACCESSABILITY TESTING

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ALPHA TESTING

"Alpha testing is simulated or actual operational testing by potential users/customers or an independent test team at the developers' site. Alpha testing is often employed for off-the-shelf software as a form of internal acceptance testing, before the software goes to beta testing." Alpha Testing - Wikipedia

AUTOMATION TESTING

Automation Test Suites Script Testing

BETA TESTING

"Beta testing comes after alpha testing and can be considered a form of external user acceptance testing. Versions of the software, known as beta versions, are released to a limited audience outside of the programming team. The software is released to groups of people so that further testing can ensure the product has few faults or bugs. Sometimes, beta versions are made available to the open public to increase the feedback field to a maximal number of future users." - Beta Testing - Wikipedia

BLACK BOX TESTING

A testing method where the application under test is viewed as a black box and the internal behavior of the program is completely ignored. Testing occurs based upon the external specifications. Also known as behavioral testing, since only the external behaviors of the program are evaluated and analyzed.

CLEAR BOX TESTING = Glass Box Testing = White Box Testing

CLEAR BOX TESTING (White-box, also Glass-box) testing is a method of testing software that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality. In clear-box testing an internal perspective of the system, as well as programming skills, are used to design test cases. The tester chooses inputs to exercise paths through the code and determine the appropriate outputs.

COMPATABILITY TESTING

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DESTRUCTIVE TESTING TESTING

"Destructive testing attempts to cause the software or a sub-system to fail. It verifies that the software functions properly even when it receives invalid or unexpected inputs, thereby establishing the robustness of input validation and error-management routines. Software fault injection, in the form of fuzzing, is an example of failure testing. Various commercial non-functional testing tools are linked from the software fault injection page; there are also numerous open-source and free software tools available that perform destructive testing." - Destructive Testing - Wikipedia

DVT (Design Verification Testing)

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EMBEDDED TESTING

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FAULT INSERTION TESTING

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FINAL PRODUCT TESTING

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FIRMWARE TESTING

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FUNCTIONAL TESTING

"Functional testing refers to activities that verify a specific action or function of the code. These are usually found in the code requirements documentation, although some development methodologies work from use cases or user stories. Functional tests tend to answer the question of "can the user do this" or "does this particular feature work." - Functional Testing - Wikipedia

GLASS BOX TESTING

GLASS BOX TESTING (Clear-box, also called White-box) testing is a method of testing software that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality. In Glass-box testing an internal perspective of the system, as well as programming skills, are used to design test cases. The tester chooses inputs to exercise paths through the code and determine the appropriate outputs.

GRAY (Grey) BOX TESTING

"Gray-box testing (International English spelling: grey-box testing) is a combination of white-box testing and black-box testing. The aim of this testing is to search for the defects if any due to improper structure or improper usage of applications." - Gray box testing - Wikipedia Gray Box Testing - Tests involving inputs and outputs, but test design is educated by information about the code or the program operation of a kind that would normally be out of scope of view of the tester.[Cem Kaner]

GUI TESTING

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HARDWARE TESTING

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INSTALLATION TESTING

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INTEROPERABILITY TESTING

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LOAD TESTING

"constantly increasing the load on the system via automated tools. For a Web application, the load is defined in terms of concurrent users or HTTP connections. In the testing literature, the term "load testing" is usually defined as the process of exercising the system under test by feeding it the largest tasks it can operate with. Load testing is sometimes called volume testing, or longevity/ endurance testing." - http://agiletesting.blogspot.com

MANUAL TESTING

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NEGATIVE TESTING

In software testing, a test designed to determine the response of the system outside of normal parameters. It is designed to determine if the system performs error handling with unexpected input.
Negative test - Wikipdeia

NON FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Non-functional testing refers to aspects of the software that may not be related to a specific function or user action, such as scalability or other performance, behavior under certain constraints, or security. Testing will determine the flake point, the point at which extremes of scalability or performance leads to unstable execution. Non-functional requirements tend to be those that reflect the quality of the product, particularly in the context of the suitability perspective of its users - Functional Testing - Wikipedia

OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCE TESTING

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PENETRATION TESTING

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PERFORMANCE TESTING

"The goal of performance testing is not to find bugs, but to eliminate bottlenecks and establish a baseline for future regression testing. To conduct performance testing is to engage in a carefully controlled process of measurement and analysis. Ideally, the software under test is already stable enough so that this process can proceed smoothly. - http://agiletesting.blogspot.com Performance testing is generally executed to determine how a system or sub-system performs in terms of responsiveness and stability under a particular workload. It can also serve to investigate, measure, validate or verify other quality attributes of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage.

REAL-TIME TESTING

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REGRESSION TESTING

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SMOKE TESTING

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STRESS TESTING

Stress testing tries to break the system under test by overwhelming its resources or by taking resources away from it (in which case it is sometimes called negative testing). The main purpose behind this madness is to make sure that the system fails and recovers gracefully - this quality is known as recoverability. http://agiletesting.blogspot.com

UAT TESTING (User Acceptance Testing)

In engineering and its various subdisciplines, acceptance testing is a test conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification or contract are met. It may involve chemical tests, physical tests, or performance tests. In systems engineering it may involve black-box testing performed on a system (for example: a piece of software, lots of manufactured mechanical parts, or batches of chemical products) prior to its delivery. Software developers often distinguish acceptance testing by the system provider from acceptance testing by the customer (the user or client) prior to accepting transfer of ownership. In the case of software, acceptance testing performed by the customer is known as user acceptance testing (UAT), end-user testing, site (acceptance) testing, or field (acceptance) testing. Acceptance testing - Wikipedia

UX TESTING (User Experience / Userability Testing)

"Usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users. This can be seen as an irreplaceable usability practice, since it gives direct input on how real users use the system. This is in contrast with usability inspection methods where experts use different methods to evaluate a user interface without involving users. - Usability testing - Wikipedia The Top 5 User Testing Methods Of UX Professionals

VERIFICATION TESTING

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VISUAL TESTING

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WEB TESTING

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WHITE BOX TESTING = Clear Box Testing = Glass Box Testing

"White-box testing (also known as clear box testing, glass box testing, transparent box testing, and structural testing) is a method of testing software that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality (i.e. black-box testing). In white-box testing an internal perspective of the system, as well as programming skills, are used to design test cases." - White-box testing - Wikipedia ===

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