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SOFTWARE TESTING by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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REVIEWS AND THE TEST PROCESS

A review is a systematic examination of a document by one or more people with the main aim of finding and removing errors. Giving a draft document to a colleague to read is the simplest example of a review, and one which can usually yield a larger crop of errors than we would have anticipated (see Chapter 5 regarding ‘World view‘ to understand why).

Reviews can be used to test anything that is written or typed; this can include documents such as requirement specifications, system designs, code, test plans and test cases. Reviews represent the first form of testing that can take place during a software development life cycle, since the documents reviewed are normally ready long before the code has been written. The ...

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