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Benefits of Boundary Testing

Most web and mobile applications have fields somewhere in the application, and most fields have a limit to the values they will accept.  Let’s say you have a field that is designed to accept a value between 1 and 1000.  Do you need to write one thousand test cases for it?  I’m sure everyone knows that you don’t, but which …

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Calculating Risk

Testing cycles are often under a considerable time-crunch, making it impossible for us to run all of our test cases or test all parts of the application as much as we’d like.  So how do we prioritize our tests to hit the most critical parts of the application?  The answer is risk-based testing. Using a risk assessment strategy, we can …

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Can automation fully replace manual testing?

In short, the answer to this question is a resounding ‘no’.  However, far too many companies implement automation with the expectation that they’ll never have to perform manual testing again.  Unfortunately, that’s just not a realistic expectation. Manual testing will always have a place in testing because automation just can’t take the place of human behavior.  Depending on the application, …

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