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A Practical Guide to Testing Object-Oriented Software by David A. Sykes, John D. McGregor

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A Testing Process Overview

Testing is usually listed last as an activity in virtually every software development process after implementation. This activity refers to the type of testing that attempts to determine whether the product as a whole functions as it should. From our view, testing is a type points during development, not just at the end and not just to code. We define a process separate from, but intimately related to, the development process because the goal of testing is really different from the goal of development. Consequently, we prefer to consider development and testing as two separate, but intimately connected, processes.

Development and testing processes are distinct primarily because they have different goals and different ...

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