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Software testing plays a very important
role in advancement of software those poor software testing methods prompt to
unpredictable development times an unstable software testing lifecycle it
is exceptionally fundamental to have best software testing methodologies to
guarantee that the software product convey to end-user is strong highly
reliable and stable. Hey guys this is Archana from Edureka and I welcome you
all to this session on software testing methodologies and techniques. But before
we proceed any further let’s go ahead and take a look at today’s agenda we
will begin this session by discussing importance of software testing and then
it will get started with our today’s topic which is software testing
methodologies we will learn different methodologies their advantages and
disadvantages moving on we will get started with our
second topic which is software testing techniques we will discuss different
techniques their advantages and what they mean we will also discuss different
techniques that come in the black box model white box model and experience
based model and with that we will conclude the session so I hope agenda
was clear to you guys let’s get started there every system has software bugs
well it’s true it’s impossible to design and bring out a perfect software product
imperfections in software can sometimes cause unbelievable disasters history
knows many examples of such situations when software flaws have caused billions
of dollars in waste and even led to casualties sometimes for example we have
Starbucks coffee shops they were forced to give away free drinks because of a
register malfunction the f-35 military aircraft was unable to
detect the target correctly because of a radar failure a high voltage power line
in northern Ohio brushed against some overgrown tees and it was shot on well
normally the problem would have tripped an alarm in the control room but due to
some software glitches and issues the alarm system failed and in 1985
therapy 25 radiation therapy machine malfunction due to software bug and it
delivered lethal radiations to patients living three people dead and critically
enjoying others well these are some examples
apart from these you come across many simple examples in your daily life
a website you find an internet might seem fine at first but as you scroll
down go down at the page or try to send a contact request it can start showing
some design flaws and errors this makes quality control and software testing
very important in every field where an end-user product is Invo so software
testing provides as lot of benefits it gives confidence in the quality of the
final product it saves a lot of effort time and money for the organizations
that are developing and selling the product because once the product is
tested they can be sure that they’ll be no faults that would prove fatal to them
later on it even offers business optimization it confirms that the
application is able to operate perfectly under all required conditions and it’s
supported on all other operating systems and web browsers correctly this way it
enhances user experience and customer satisfaction and obviously all this
factors benefit the company they increase the money and the profit for
the company so these are some advantages that software distinct avails to us so
like I said earlier it’s exceptionally fundamental to have best software
testing methodologies to guarantee that the product conveyed is strong reliable
and stable so when I say testing methodology I mean combinations of
principles ideas methods and concept that help you during the testing process
testing methodologies are simply strategies and approaches used to test a
particular product to make sure that it fits the purpose so as software
applications get more and more complex and get intervened with many different
platforms and devices it’s more important than ever to have a robust
testing methodology because a methodology it manages user requirements
test cases bugs all in single integrated test environment
it offers full traceability throughout the testing lifecycle it acts as a
complete testing solution that includes management requirements test case
designs release management and many other things it provides a complete
picture of software product and its health issues or you can say status it
leverages current technology investments when many other automated testing
solutions and offers best testing experience that is why when you start
with testing you need to have a proper suitable testing methodology does Nava
days there are dozens of software testing methodologies each with their
own starting points duration of execution and methods that are used in
each step the more well-known among those are we have waterfall model we
have V model agile model spiral model you have something called RUP that’s
rational unified process and rad model that’s nothing but rapid application
development model extreme programming and many others choosing the proper one
can be a harsh experience that’s why you should know what each model mean what
has to offer what are the disadvantages where they’re applicable where they’re
not applicable and their advantages so in this session we’re gonna discuss each
of these models in brief but before we proceed any further I want to let you
know guys one thing people often combine software development models with
software testing models because the development of the software and the
testing most of the time are done in parallel not exactly parallel but as
soon as the software is developed it’s Center testing so when they mean
software testing methodologies they’re almost same as software development
models itself don’t confuse anyway let’s get started
with our first model which is what a full model I’m sure you’ve heard of
waterfall models right it’s one of the most popular model in software
engineering well the waterfall model is one of the
oldest models developed by Winston Royce in 1970 it’s also known as linear
sequential life cycle model the traditional waterfall testing approach
it represents multiple stages in a sequential manner that flows
progressively downward just like waterfall
the name waterfall model it means that you can move to the next phase of the
development or testing only after you have completed the previous phase
successfully so once a face of development is completed you can proceed
to the next phase and there’s no turning back
as in once you start with the design phase you cannot go back to the
requirement phase this approach is useful when requirements of well known
you sure about the technology and you have understood the technology and all
the resources with required expertise are available and there at hand
in such cases this model is highly useful as you can see it has like five
phases first you begin with requirement phase that’s nothing but capture and
analyze all the requirements and make sure whether they are testable or not
then you have system design you create in document designs based on the
requirements which you collected in the previous phase you define the hardware
and the software requirements as well next up we have implementation you
create robust code for components as per design and then integrate them and
obviously next we have verification that’s nothing but testing integrated
components they form a whole system here you make sure if the system is working
as per the requirements you also keep track and report the testing process you
also make sure that the system is stable with zero bucks and it passes all the
tests criteria and environments at the piste perfect
so basically in this step you’re making sure that your product is perfect and
lastly you have system maintenance you make sure if the application is working
efficiently as for the requirement within the suitable environment in a
case a defect is found then that should be fixed and deployed or updated and
later on so that’s all about waterfall model talk about advantages and
disadvantages the main advantage of waterfall model is that it allows for
departmentalization and managerial control apart from that it’s very easy
to understand and easy to manage because it’s easy to understand it allows for
easy testing in analysis it says significant amount of time talking about
disadvantages the disadvantage of waterfall model is that it does not
allow for much revision so once an application is in the testing phase its
very difficult to go back and change something like acid olio because of that
it’s Chardon flexibility it lacks the visibility of the current progress as in
you cannot see what’s happening right away and the most important thing is
changes in the business requirements or new additions and functionality require
changing all the previous steps lastly the end product is available only
at the end of the cycle so these are some disadvantages next up we have V
model so V model is basically an extension of waterfall model where the
process execution takes place in a sequential manner but in V shape which
is clearly visible on the screen as you can see there’s an image so as you can
see in the image below there exists a directly associated testing phase in
each phase of development cycle as you can say the requirement analysis is
associated with operational testing and acceptance testing then you have eye
level design which is associated with integration testing
similarly detailed specification is associated with unit testing so
basically using the sui model you can perform started testing verification and
review that helps to prevent possible defects in the latest issues well you
can say that this model is basically divided into three phases we have
verification phase next up is the coding phase and validation phase and
verification phase and validation phase are done in parallel or you can say each
testing phase is associated with a phase of development cycle so guys the phases
of the model are changeable but usually they include the following phases as you
can see a requirement phase is associated with acceptance testing its
main purpose is to evaluate if the system is ready for the final usage then
you have high-level design phase which relates to system testing and includes
evaluation of compliance of specified requirements to the integrated system
and next up we have detailed design phase which is in parallel to
integration testing that checks the interactions between different system
components after that the coding stage begins where you have another necessary
phase that’s nothing but unit testing it’s important to make sure that the
behavior of individual parts and the components of your software is correct
and it meets the requirement so basically in coding this phase it
contains actual coding in the development lifecycle so programming
languages should be chosen based on your requirements talk about advantages and
disadvantages of this model like I said it’s just an extension of waterfall
model so the advantages and disadvantages are almost similar apart
from that it’s simple to use easy to understand it’s good for small projects
and it’s highly cost effective and compared waterfall model and there’s no
overlapping between the faces because as you can see the inter-process is
sequential talking about disadvantages just like waterfall model no inherent
ability to respond to changes you have to change all the steps and testing is
usually squeezed in then and the absence of your solutions that eliminate the
software defects that’s one of the most important disadvantages of the model and
it’s not suitable for large and complex projects that’s it about the V model
let’s move on to next model which is incremental model well everything is
said in the name itself you can consider the incremental model as a multi
waterfall model of software testing the whole incremental process here is
divided into various numbers of cycles each of them is further divided into
smaller modules each iterations add a specific functionality of the software
so an increment here actually includes three cycles software designing and
development testing and implementation as you can see in the diagram I have
build one which includes all the three phases then I have built two a
functionality has been added in the build one and then we move on to the
bill two and add another functionality that way you develop a product in
incremental process another good thing with this model is that simultaneous
development of different product versions is possible for example the
first version can pass the testing phase while the second one passes the
development phase the third version in turn can pass the designing phase at the
same time so simultaneously you can develop different product versions while
you can continue this until your product is perfectly developed well it all says
in the name itself right incremental model as you go on in every build you
add a new functionality and at a single point of time you can
have multiple bills or multiple versions being developed the advantage is that
it’s more flexible and it’s cheaper when you have change of requirements also the
software testing process here is more effective since it’s easier to test and
debug if you are using smaller iterations but the disadvantage is that
it’s costlier when compared to waterfall model that’s all about the incremental
model it’s simple next up we have agile model agile as you guys know has become
one of the most popular software development methodology in recent years
in parallel it’s also known as software testing methodology so majority of
phones use agile techniques in some capacity or other for software
development and testing projects so with agile developers build software
incrementally well you can say it’s a type of incremental software testing
technique so they pick the project down into small segments of user
functionality which we call stories prioritize them and then continuously
deliver them in two weeks cycles called sprints the testing methodology is also
incremental each small release is thoroughly tested to ensure quality as
you can see I have increment 1 I have request phase after that it’s tested
it’s coded and design so you can see that increment is a small release its
tested perfectly for each and every defect and the quality is ensured and
then we move on to the next increment and we have the same process being done
again but we add further more functionalities to the previous
iteration so basically this entire process of iteration allows testers to
work in parallel with the rest of the project team throughout the process and
fix the flaws and errors immediately after they occur so the main goal of
this approach is that they have to deliver a new software feature fast and
that do with the best quality so it focuses on responding to the change
rather than extensive planning like in waterfall model waterfall model is all
about planning one phase after other and not going back again but here if you
have a requirements change you interact with other team or the other increment
and make the changes as soon as possible and release the product in small cycles
so the what’s the profit of agile model next up
we have advantages so as you can see it has a lot of advantages to offer it’s an
adaptive approach that responds easily to the changes unlike waterfall model
since flaws and defects are easily found and corrected the quality of the product
will also be improved and it’ll be best it allows for the dyadic communication
between the testers and other people involved in the testing process or the
software development process it’s highly suitable for the large and long-term
projects because you can release the product in small iterations so that’s
what makes it more suitable for large and long-term projects it promotes
teamwork because it allows for direct communication which directly affects the
team book it’s easy to manage pickers we are handling the small Willie cycles in
a variation and lastly it requires minimum requirements or resources you
can say talk about disadvantages it’s highly dependent on customer feedback so
every small iteration you release it to market you wait further customer
feedback and based on that you develop the next iteration obviously there are
bugs in addition to that you also take the customer feedback as well so it’s
highly dependent on clear customer requirements of trend and there’s this
maintainability risk involved it’s difficult to predict time and effort for
large projects it lacks documentation efficiency it’s not suitable for complex
project and there are chances of getting off-track as the outcome of each stage
is not bad here next we have spiral model spiral model is similar to
incremental model with more emphasis placed on risk analysis so basically
here the importance is given to risk analysis the spiral model has four
phases you have planning risk analysis engineering an execution and evaluation
a software project repeatedly passes through these phases in iterations which
we call spirals here so once the first cycle is completed the second cycle
starts software testing starts from planning and it lasts until the
evaluation phase so the main advantages of this spiral methodology is that
immediate test feedback that’s ready at the third stage of each cycle since the
feedback is while I been in every sprint or spidel
in this model it helps to guarantee the quality of the product just like your
agile model however it’s important to keep in mind that this model can be
pretty costly one and it’s not suitable for small projects so the thing that you
have to remember is that the main emphasis here is on risk analysis and
since you get the customer feedback in the third phase the quality of the
product is really high so we already discuss the advantages the first one is
this lower amount of risk due to hide risk analysis and obviously it ensures
rapid development of the product the quality of the product is really high
because every time in every spiral in the third phase you get a feedback it
offers strong documentation control a requirement changes can be easily
accommodated at a later date because this is an incremental model just like a
gen model requirement changes can be easily accommodated talking about
disadvantages it can be costly to use when compared to other models it’s not
suitable for small projects you have large number of intermediate stages
because you have different multiple spirals right it requires a lot of
technical expertise it’s highly dependent on risk analysis phase I think
I just said that so that’s all about spiral model so the last model that
we’ll be discussing in this session is a rad model or you can say rapid
application development this rapid application development model is also a
form of incremental model where components are developed in panel so
with right the focus is mainly on building the prototype that looks and
acts like a final product in this approach a prototype is created by
assembling the different components of the software product that have been
developed in PAL so once you create the prototype which is nothing but the
components assembled it is used to gather feedback from the customer so
this rad model spiral model and agile model are different forms of incremental
model then as you can see in rad model it’s divided into five phases or it
includes five phases we have business modeling the first phase it identifies
vital information flow between various business
then we have data modeling information gathered from previous phase is used to
define data objects then you have process modeling data objects which you
got in the data modeling step are then converted to get business objective in
the third phase then you have application generation various
automation tools are used in this step to process the models to actual source
code and lastly we have testing and turn over new components and all the
connecting interfaces are tested and the object or the cycle or the product is
released to market so as you can see the entire process goes on for about 60 to
90 days the rad model is recommended when the product is required to be
delivered within a short period of two to three months and there’s a high
availability of skilled resources talking about advantages it reduces
development and testing cycle time it’s not that expensive and obviously since
it’s an incremental model it enhances the customer feedback due to customer
involvement throughout the cycle talking about disadvantages it requires highly
skilled resources if you have highly skilled resources and if you have two to
three months of time and you have a product to develop then rad model is
highly suitable and what are the other disadvantages well it requires a system
that can be modularized as in divided and it’s hard to use with legacy systems
so this brings us to the end of software testing methodologies discussion each of
these models employ a different testing methodology to test the quality and the
security of software in different ways and different stages so choosing one
among them can be quite complex and I hope that what you’ve learned today will
help you choose a proper methodology according to your requirements so guys
that’s all about software testing methodologies let’s get started with our
next topic as you guys already know the main purpose of software testing is to
deliver an optimum quality product at faster pace to helped us to achieve that
there are multitude of software testing techniques each with its own strengths
and weakness but what exactly is a software technique what do I mean when I
say a technique software testing technique refers to the procedure or a
way to test the saw we’re on the test by comparing the
actual and they expected results a good software testing technique helps tester
to design test case in such a way that minimal steps of test cases are involved
so the two key points with software testing techniques is that you need to
have minimal test cases but they should be able to capture maximum
functionalities of the software so with testing techniques you can develop
smarter test cases reduce the number of steps required in test cases so guys in
this session we will be discussing some of the popular techniques and I’ve
divided these techniques into different categories so basically when it comes to
software testing techniques that are divided into three main categories that
would be white box testing black box testing and experience-based testing so
we cannot discuss each of these techniques which come under different
categories in brief let’s begin with black box testing so what is black box
testing black box testing is also known as specification based testing here are
the testers analyze the functionality of the software or the application without
knowing much about the internal structure or the design of the product
so the main purpose of this method is to check the functionality of system as a
whole to make sure that it works properly and it meets user demands
well the key point that you have to remember is that the testers perform
testing without knowing much about the product there are a lot of testing
techniques that come in a black box testing let’s discuss each of them in
reef so guys first in list we have equivalence partitioning in equivalence
partitioning input values to the system or the application which is on the test
are divided into different partitions or groups or classes based on its
similarity in their outcome so instead of using each and every input value you
can use a value from each class or partition which covers all the possible
scenarios to execute the test cases so that way you can easily identify valid
as well as invalid equivalence classes you don’t have to perform testing for
each and every possible input value that would be really hectic so this
equivalence partitioning makes testing lot easier and it saves a lot of time
and effort you’re part one let’s try to understand
what equivalence testing is with a simple example let’s say I have a test
scenario where have to test input conditions accepting numbers from 1 to
10 and 20 to 30 so how do I write test cases how many test cases should I
involve should I check every number from 0 to 10 and then 20 to 30 and then in
between and all that that would be really hectic so what do we do I’ve
divided the number of input values into fight possible test cases I have taken
values before 1 that’s from any number of values to 0 that’s just before 1
which should obviously come under invalid class because we want to test
the values which comment of 1 to 10 and 20 to 30 and next up we have valid
values that’s the values which come under 1 to 10 then obviously the values
between 10 to 20 those are also invalid because we don’t
want to test those values as and we don’t want those values after that we
have values from 20 to 30 which comment a valid class
lastly the values from 31 to be on instead of picking each and every input
value from these 5 divided classes you pick up a value and perform a test case
or execute the test case since rest of the values come in the same category
whatever the result you get for the particular value which should take can
be applied to that other values as well for example for a range between 11 to 19
and taking a value of 15 so I apply 15 I get 2 results now I don’t have to apply
the same thing for 16 18 19 and 9 because I’m sure they all belong under
the same category which is 11 to 19 so the result would be same as 15 that way
we can reduce the number of input values that we have to test and save lot of
time and effort I hope you have understood it right let’s move on to
next type then that’s nothing with boundary value analysis well you can say
boundary value analysis is next part of equivalence party Schneck it’s a well
observed truth that greater number of errors usually occur at the boundaries
rather than in the center of the input domain for a test it seems logical right
you can find more errors at the boundary rather than the values which are at the
center so when I say boundary it means the value near the limit where the
behavior of the system usually changes so in this span
value analysis technique test cases are designed to include values at the
boundaries if the input is within the boundary value it’s considered positive
testing if the input is outside the boundary value it’s considered negative
testing so it includes maximum minimum inside or outside edge typical values as
in the values which come in the center and their values so here’s a simple
example to understand let’s consider a testing scenario here you have to test
input conditions accepting numbers from 1 to 10 so using boundary value analysis
we can define three classes of test cases here that would be input boundary
values as an exact boundary values which is nothing but one and ten we want to
test all the conditions accepting numbers from one to ten so what are our
boundaries exact out boundary small enter then you have values just below
the extreme edges of input to me that’s before one which is nothing but zero and
before ten which is nothing but nine then you have values just above the
extreme edge of input to me that’s the value after one which is nothing but 2
and the value after ten that’s starting with 11 so what are the boundary values
that you can consider to test your zero one and two and nine ten and eleven so
instead of considering all the input values you can consider this boundary
values because it’s at the boundaries where the behavior of the system usually
changes and then perform testing so that’s nothing but boundary value
analysis next up we have decision table based technique a decision table
basically is a tabular representation of different possible conditions verses
test actions you can think of conditions as inputs while actions can be
considered as outputs so in this technique we deal with different
combinations of input values this helps tester identify all the input
values if he or she has overlooked any because of that very reason it’s also
known as cause effect table technique as well so the first task here is to
identify functionalities where the output depends on a combination of
inputs if there are large input set of combinations then you can divide them
into smaller subsets which are helpful for managing a decision table and for
every function you need to create a table let’s down all type of combination
of inputs and respective outputs let’s consider a simple example suppose a
submit button should be enabled if the user has entered all the required fields
so the test scenario here is that a submit button
Mastan should be enabled only if the user has entered all the required fields
and when I say required fields that would be name email and message as you
can see I have eight rules here or eight possible combination of inputs the user
has given name and email but he has not given message that would be a rule for
then the output would definitely come and a negative case right submit button
will not been able suppose if the user has not given anything that’s name email
message he hasn’t given anything so obviously the submit button can’t be
enabled nothing happens when you click on the submit button
but suppose let’s say user has given a valid name valid email and the valid
message then when you click on the submit button something happens that’s
nothing but action so that way we consider different possible combination
of inputs you would draw a table and we point out what’s the possible output for
that particular combination of input next up we have state transition diagram
well in this approach the tester analyzes the behavior of an application
on to test for different input conditions in a sequence so you can
provide positive as well as negative values to check how the application
responds your you can apply this technique when an application how the
system gives a different output for same input depending on what has happened in
the earlier state so the concept here is you can use this technique when your
system is giving our different input but for the same input and what do you call
such a system you call it system as a finite state system you can follow three
simple steps to perform this testing first of all you go ahead and create a
state transition diagram which as you can see is there on the screen then you
build the state table to review the state transition diagram that can cause
errors lastly your design test cases from the state table which you have
created in the step two and the state transition diagram which you have
created in the step one if you guys are not familiar with what our state
transition diagrams let’s go ahead and check out an example let’s
say you have to book a room you have initiated a booking but right now if the
room is available the room count will be decremented by one and the room is
assigned to you user moves in but let’s say the room is not available your name
will be added to the waiting list and from the waiting list when once the
rooms become empty you will be assigned a room if there is a room which is
available if not if you are a user gives up then he’ll be removed from the
waiting list that’s it the process ends there when you request a room for the
same input the input is what you are requesting for a room we have two
different outputs one the room is available you’re getting a room and the
room count is dictum nted to Roo is not available and you put on the waiting
list so for the same input we have multiple
output that’s what we call a finite state system now once after confirming
the room the customer want to cancel the room booking so what he does he cancels
and after that the room count is incremented if there are anyone who is
in the waiting list they’re resigned with this canceled room
and suppose if the user has moved in and he is done with it and he’s reached the
agreement a date handy vacates through the room count will be incremented and
it will be archived and into added to the available room list that’s how
everything happens in a sequence so guys this state transition technique is
really unique approach for testing highly complex applications which would
increase text execution productivity without compromising on the test
coverage the last type under black box technique is use case testing so first
of all a use case is basically a tool for defining the required user
interaction it depends on user actions and the response of the system to those
user actions this technique is completely functional testing approach
as in there is no programming skill required unlike other techniques you can
follow simple three steps to perform use case testing first of all you need to
identify all the possible scenarios from a use case for each scenario you define
a test case and a condition for that test case to be executed and lastly for
each scenario you need to determine the test data for the test for example you
can see a ATM system here so that’s an use case diagram which is
representing a typical ATM system functionality and use cases that you can
consider the first thing is you have operator who is responsible for starting
the system and shutting down the system on responsible time then you have a
customer so when a customer comes to ATM and he starts with whatever is doing in
ATM that’s when our session begins he’s either withdrawing the money
depositing the money transferring the money or inquiring about the balance in
some times it’s quite possible that when he’s performing all that he might enter
an invalid PIN that is all try and use keys which you can add to your use case
diagram and the transaction obviously has to happen from the bank so that is
also a part of use case diagram as you can see there’s no programming here in
wall you just imagine the scenario and you create a use case diagram so this
use case diagram is also one of the most popular blackbox testing techniques next
up we have white box testing techniques so white box testing is also known as
structure based testing unlike black box testing this method requires a profound
knowledge of code as it includes testing of some structural part of the
application so the main purpose of this white box techniques is to enhance
security check the flow of input and output through the application to
improve design and usability just like black box we have lot of techniques that
command a white box testing let’s discuss each of them in detail so you
have something called statement coverage or line coverage in this technique every
statement in the source code is executed at least once so each line of the code
is tested which helps in pointing faulty good in case of a flowchart every node
is to be traversed and tested at least once so basically this entire statement
coverage your line coverage is based on the assumption that the more the code
covered the better is the testing of functionality however the problem here
is that with these technique we cannot actually find the false condition in the
source code so for example you have a certain set of code where it takes value
a and B and they’re added in the values put to see if the C is greater than
hundred then print it’s done so in statement or line coverage what are you
doing you checking exactly that you’re not going to check what happens if C is
hundred so what do you do if you have a case where a and B are in such a way
that then added the value is less than hundred so this is where the next type
of testing technique comes in that’s nothing but decision coverage or branch
coverage in this technique test cases are designed so that each branch from
all decision points are traversed at least once so if we consider the
previous example which we did earlier if C is greater than 100 is the decision
point if C is greater than 100 print it’s done that’s what we checked in the
statement coverage and line coverage but we didn’t check what happens if C is
less than 100 so at that particular decision point you have two ways that
are being traversed so indecision coverage of branch coverage you check
both the possibilities if C is greater than hundred print that’s done L
splendid spinning so basically this method is helpful to invalidate all the
branches in the code to make sure that no branch leads to any abnormal behavior
and obviously decision coverage includes much more than line coverage so it’s
highly powerful than statement coverage or you can say a line coverage and next
up we have something called condition coverage our predicate coverage
condition coverage is basically for boolean expressions it ensures whether
all individual boolean expressions have been covered and evaluated to both true
and false so I have a simple code here which reads X & Y value compares them
checks if the value is 0 and if either one of them is 0 it prints 0 so
basically we have two conditions here X is equal to 0 and Y is equal to 0 now
these test condition get true or false as their values so one possible test
case or one possible example that we can consider here is it should have two test
cases in test K is 1 let’s consider X 0 Y some random value but not 0 in that
case it’ll print 0 right the program because X is 0 similarly in test case 2
you put some value to X but consider Y is 0 so again it prints 0 so in first
test condition X is evaluated to true Y is evaluated to false in the second
condition X is evaluated to false and vice evaluated to – so basically you’re
checking every individual boolean expression as covered
and evaluated to both true or false now a little bit extension of condition
coverage is that multiple condition coverage
unlike condition coverage in multiple condition coverage every possible
combination of true or false for the conditions relate to a decision has to
be tested if we consider the same example which we did for the condition
coverage I even have four test cases here in
first test case I have both x and y a 0 in the second disc case I have X is
equal to 0 in the third test case I have Y is equal to 0 and in the fourth test
case I have both of them evaluating the false that both of them are not 0 so
these are the four possible test cases that I can write right so all possible
test cases I’ll consider in multiple condition coverage hence four test cases
required for two individual conditions similarly if there are n conditions then
2 to the power n test cases would be required just for your information so
that’s all about white box techniques next up we have experience based testing
as the name indicates these techniques are logically drawn from experience in
designing test cases and test conditions they are based on the experience
background and skills of a person in the field of testing so basically here the
tester makes use of proper strategy and documentation flying along with the
gained experience now let’s discuss some techniques that come on experience based
technique well there are about 4 to 5 but in this session we’ll discuss the
most important ones which is nothing but exploratory testing and error guessing
so first up we have exploratory testing this technique is all about discovery
investigation and learning here the tester constantly studies analyzes the
product and accordingly applies the skills traits and experience to develop
test strategy and test cases to perform necessary testing so the key words that
you remember here ha he studies analyzes the product and according to skills
traits and experience he performed the testing it’s a very suitable technique
when testing team has inadequate number of specifications requirements and
severely limited time error guessing well it’s a simple technique of guessing
and detecting potential defect bugs and errors that are most likely to
occur in software product so in error guessing no specific rules are applied
the new rules and conditions as to tester should do this hope that it takes
advantage of tester skills intuition trades and expertise to find defects
that might not be identified when other blackbox techniques are used so this
technique totally depends on testers experience again the more experienced
the tester is the more errors he can identify well another way to actually
perform error guessing is that to regularly create defect and failure list
this list can be further used to design test cases and counter tagged the box so
guys with error guessing we’ve come to the end of the session so that’s all
about software testing techniques each one of them serves best for the specific
type of problems in the software if you use one more than others our test
coverage will suffer guys so remember to choose the most suitable technique for
your projects not the most popular one to conclude in this session we have
learnt about different testing methodologies and techniques the
disadvantages advantages well there’s no such thing as one suitable methodology
for all project types the choice of testing methodology or a technique
actually depends on the type of project that you’re working on customer
requirements schedule and many of the factors so the same goes for the
techniques as well so choose wisely thank you guys if you have liked the
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