Standard definition of software testing

Posted on Sep 3 2012 - 2:55pm by Raj

In this article we have collcted all the standard definition of software testing:

“Testing: The process consisting of all life cycle activities, both static and dynamic, concerned with planning, preparation and evaluation of software products and related work products to determine that they satisfy specified requirements, to demonstrate that they are fit for purpose and to detect defects.” (Source: pg -38)

“Testing is questioning a product in order to evaluate it.” by James Bach

“Software testing is the process of attempting to verify that software works as expected. Generally, the software is checked for internal consistency, common errors, conformance to a formal specification, acceptance by users.”  source Wikipedia

“Testing is an Empirical technical investigation done to provide stakeholders, information about quality of a product or a service.” by Cem Kaner

“Software testing is the process of analyzing a software item to detect the differences between existing and required conditions (that is, bugs) and to evaluate the features of the software item” by ANSI/IEEE 1059 standard

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