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    What is the significance of test documentation in software testing?

    by Christopher Thompson ·

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    Hey Guys

    I am currently using an automated tool for software testing and really new to using that tool as well as testing. So, I just wanted to know the signification of test documentation in software testing.

    So, if anyone have anything, I would love to hear.

    Note: name of tool removed by moderator as SPAM.

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      What about the Ultimate Test?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to What is the significance of test documentation in software testing?

      One of the methods from (book) The HP Way was to use the User Manual for your test.

      As a product designer and tester I’ve used this to STOP excessive product testing. Keep in mind I’ve done this many times over a few decades.

      Who cares if some engineering test fails if the product does everything the User Manual calls out?

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      Re: test documentation

      by kees_b ·

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      Documentation is an investment in time to save time later. Only do what your boss tells you, because its his responsibility how you spend your time. You don’t want to spend too much time on things he doesn’t think worth the money he spends on it. The corporate standards are leading here.

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      Here is What I know about this…

      by mrgammer ·

      In reply to What is the significance of test documentation in software testing?

      Test documentation is a set of documents that are created before or during the testing of software. It helps the testing team to estimate the testing effort, test coverage, resource tracking, and execution progress.

      It also helps to describe and document the test planning, test design, test execution, and test results. Some examples of testing documentation are test plan, test scenario, test case, test step, traceability matrix, bug report, test execution report, and test summary report. Test documentation is important for the quality and success of the software and the customer satisfaction.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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      Reply To: What is the significance of test documentation in software testing?

      by hassanali03021995 ·

      In reply to What is the significance of test documentation in software testing?

      In software testing, test documentation is akin to having a clear treatment plan for a patient. It serves as a vital reference that outlines the testing strategy, objectives, test cases, and results. Comprehensive test documentation helps ensure that testing processes are organized, repeatable, and that issues are well-documented, making it easier to diagnose and address any software defects.

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