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Best Practices for the Formal Software Testing Process: A Menu of Testing Tasks by Rodger D. Drabick

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Appendix D. A Primer for Test Execution

This Appendix is intended to provide “how to” information for people newly hired as test engineers. This information is relatively basic, so I recommend that experienced personnel skip this section. The material is written to be helpful to readers of Chapter 6 who are not familiar with the basics of test execution activities.

As a newly minted test engineer, your first assignment will most likely be to execute one or more tests according to test procedures written by more experienced senior test engineers. This assignment will have the advantage of educating you to what test procedures look like in the organization, and will permit you to learn about one or more applications (or portions of an application) ...

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