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

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TEST ORGANISATION

Test organisation and independence

Independent testing is testing carried out by someone other than the creator (developer) of the code being tested. By remaining independent it is possible to improve the effectiveness of testing if implemented correctly.

As humans we are all capable of making mistakes, from the simplest misspelling or wrong use of syntax to fundamental errors at the core of any documents we write. The problem is that as authors we are less able to see our own errors than someone else, who is less directly associated with the document, would be. This is a problem that is made worse, in the world of software development, by the differing ‘world view‘ of testers and developers. A developer, as the creator and ...

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