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Re: [XP] Frameworks for acceptance testing web apps.

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  • Steven J. Owens
    ... A good way to pitch this might be: Q: What s the purpose of testing? A: To make sure the software does what it s supposed to do. Q: How do you know what
    Message 1 of 4 , May 2, 2004
      On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 11:51:14PM -0700, Chris Hanson wrote:
      > This is the recommendation I've heard from several people, and it's
      > what I'd try. The QA people who used to be at the end of the process
      > move some of their work to the start of the process, helping the
      > customers to specify -- in the form of tests -- the acceptance criteria
      > for individual user stories.
      >
      > As Robert C. Martin says, "Testing is a form of specification, not
      > verification."

      A good way to pitch this might be:

      Q: What's the purpose of testing?
      A: To make sure the software does what it's supposed to do.

      Q: How do you know what it's supposed to do?
      A: Get involved with the customer early to help them specify it.

      ...leading ultimately to the "specification, not verification"
      point of view.


      --
      Steven J. Owens
      puff@...

      "I'm going to make broad, sweeping generalizations and strong,
      declarative statements, because otherwise I'll be here all night and
      this document will be four times longer and much less fun to read.
      Take it all with a grain of salt." - Me at http://darksleep.com
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