Chapter 1 - Fundamentals of Testing

                        
Fundamentals of testing (K2)                                                                                                        

1.Fundamentals of testing (K2)

The inevitable existence of defects in software makes testing necessary. The modern view of testing considers defect-prevention (e.g. early defect detection/defect removal from requirements, designs etc. through static tests ) and defect detection in software by executing dynamic tests equally important.  We consider defect detection ( and removal ) as the cornerstone of testing, but the two other overall objectives include risk measurement/reduction and confidence building. Testers need to know how defects occur because as testers we must detect these defects. Only by understanding our  quarry, can we prepare effective strategies to detect them.


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