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A Practical Guide to Continuous Delivery by Eberhard Wolff

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Chapter 6. Exploratory Testing

6.1 Introduction

So far, the focus has been on automated tests. In this chapter the spotlight now is on manual testing, and especially on exploratory tests. Section 6.2 discusses why and where exploratory tests make sense. Section 6.3 shows a concrete procedure for performing these tests. A comprehensive introduction into this topic can also be found in the book “Explore It!”1 that explains the concepts in much more detail.

6.1.1 Exploratory Tests: An Example

Big Money Online Commerce Inc. from section P.2 had a lot of experience with manual tests—in the end there was a comprehensive manual testing phase for each release. However, due to the introduction of automated acceptance tests the focus of the manual tests ...

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