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Software Testing worksheet or template

By dak1010 ·
Is there a generic software testing worksheet or template to help a newbie? I've never tested before but would love a sheet I could check off.
Any help would be appreciate. Thanks

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Software Testing workshee ...

Testing is a huge topic, it is an essential part in the software production process, usually called Quality Assurance (QA). Here are a couple of starting points:

Some of the terms you may want to look up:
- alpha testing
- beta testing
- regression testing

If you get an application to test, you may be required to develop your own test scripts so that you or someone else can repeat the tests with each new version of the software.

The user interface is one area of testing. Stress testing deals with the performance of the application. Destructive testing attempts to break the application with bad data and find possible security vulnerabilities.

Some aspects of testing can be automated and there are tools available.

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by Daisy501 In reply to Software Testing workshee ...


I would strongly disagree with the statement 'Testing is a huge topic, .., usually called Quality Assurance (QA).'

Quality Assurance and Testing are entirely different areas, although some organization may not differentiate between them.

Software QA involves the entire software development PROCESS - monitoring and improving the process, making sure that any agreed-upon standards and procedures are followed, and ensuring that problems are found and dealt with. It is oriented to ?prevention?.

On the contrary, testing involves operation of a system or application under controlled conditions and evaluating the results (e.g., ?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?.

Dak, as a start, you can go through They have lovely information about the stuff you want.

Also, you can visit my blog on Software Testing and Quality Assurance.
I would appreciate your comments on the same.

- Daisy

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by dmiles In reply to Software Testing workshee ...
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by WebWatcher In reply to Software Testing workshee ...

I thnk the best checklist you could use is the software's desing specifications.
This will tell you what the expected input and output is.
From this you can design your test plan and test methodology. Include how you are going to test the correct input and also the testing to ensure the application does not do what it shouldn't.
We call this testing for success and negative testing.
As do the other responders, I have resource links: Search for "template". lots of good info. Very helpful, just be sure to search the archives before posting, it avoids duplication.

You can really get caught up in STQA, remember to stay focussed.

Good Luck!

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