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Software Testing: Principles and Practices by Gopalaswamy Ramesh, Srinivasan Desikan

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Chapter 10

Ad Hoc Testing

10.1 OVERVIEW OF AD HOC TESTING

We have seen in previous chapters that there are many techniques and types of tests that aid in unearthing a large number of defects, thereby improving the quality of the product and minimizing the risk of releasing a product. All the types of testing explained in the previous chapters are part of planned testing and are carried out using certain specific techniques (for example, boundary value analysis). In this chapter, we will look into a family of test types which are carried out in an unplanned manner (hence the name ad ...

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