The meaning of word Ad-hoc is something which is not in order or not organised or unstructured. In the similar note the Ad-hoc testing is nothing but a type of black box testing or behavioural testing.
People often ask us for software testing interview questions and answers. At the end of this post you will find the link to download the PDF with 202 Software Testing Interview Question and Answers.
Before we get to that, it’s useful to understand the types of questions that are asked during software testing interviews. The questions can be majorly categorized under three categories. [Read more…]
Test analysis: identifying test conditions
- Test analysis is the process of looking at something that can be used to derive test information. This basis for the tests is called the test basis. [Read more…]
One of the ways to do a proof-of-concept is to have a pilot project as the first thing done with a new tool. This will use the tool on a small scale, with sufficient time to explore different ways in which it can be used. Objectives should be set for the pilot in order to accomplish what is needed within the current organizational context. [Read more…]
While introducing the tool in the organization it must match a need within the organization, and solve that need in a way that is both effective and efficient. The tool should help in building the strengths of the organization and should also address its weaknesses. The organization needs to be ready for the changes that will come along with the new tool. If the current testing practices are not good enough and the organization is not mature, then it is always recommended to improve testing practices first rather than to try to find tools to support poor practices. Automating chaos just gives faster chaos! [Read more…]
Monitoring tools are used to continuously keep track of the status of the system in use, in order to have the earliest warning of failures, defects or problems and to improve them. [Read more…]
Performance testing tools are basically for system level testing, to see whether or not the system will stand up to a high volume of usage. A load testing is to check that the system can handle its expected number of transactions. A volume testing is basically to check that the system can handle a large amount of data, e.g. many fields in a record, many records in a file, etc. A stress testing is one that goes beyond the normal expected usage of the system (to see what would happen outside its design expectations), with respect to load or volume. [Read more…]
Dynamic analysis tools are ‘dynamic’ because they require the code to be in a running state. They are ‘analysis’ rather than ‘testing’ tools because they analyze what is happening ‘behind the scenes’ that is in the code while the software is running (whether being executed with test cases or being used in operation). [Read more…]
There are many tools that protect systems from external attack. Like firewall, this is very important for any system.
Security testing tools can be used to test security of the system by trying to break it or by hacking it. The attacks may focus on the network, the support software, the application code or the underlying database. [Read more…]