08 November 2016

CST438 Week 2

We covered:
  • Black box testing – Internal system design is not considered in this type of testing. Tests are based on requirements and functionality;
  • White box testing – This testing is based on knowledge of the internal logic of an application’s code. Also known as Glass box Testing. Internal software and code working should be known for this type of testing. Tests are based on coverage of code statements, branches, paths, conditions;
  • Unit testing – Testing of individual software components or modules. Typically done by the programmer and not by testers, as it requires detailed knowledge of the internal program design and code. may require developing test driver modules or test harnesses;
  • System testing – Entire system is tested as per the requirements. Black-box type testing that is based on overall requirements specifications, covers all combined parts of a system.
  • Code coverage – A measure used to describe the degree to which the source code of a program is executed when a particular test suite runs;
  • Mutation testing – A structural testing technique, which uses the structure of the code to guide the testing process. On a very high level, it is the process of rewriting the source code in small ways in order to remove the redundancies in the source code;
  • Fuzz testing – A software testing technique used to discover coding errors and security loopholes in software, operating systems or networks by inputting massive amounts of random data, called fuzz, to the system in an attempt to make it crash.
  • JUnit – A unit testing framework for the Java programming language.

The idea of TDD (Test Driven Development) is new for me, I had not even heard of this before. I will be attempting it with the J2EE iteration of the Hangman Game. I have been very limited on time the last couple of weeks (due to work), so have had difficulty completing the assignments thus far. The weekend that I am writing this (11/12-11/13) I am working to catch up.

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