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Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams by Janet Gregory, Lisa Crispin

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Chapter 6 The Purpose of Testing

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Why do we test? The answer might seem obvious, but in fact, it’s pretty complex. We test for a lot of reasons: to find bugs, to make sure the code is reliable, and sometimes just to see if the code’s usable. We do different types of testing to accomplish different goals. Software product quality has many components. In this chapter, we introduce the Agile Testing Quadrants. The rest of the chapters in Part III go into detail on each of the quadrants. The Agile Testing Quadrants matrix helps testers ensure that they have considered all of the different types of tests that are needed in order to deliver ...

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