Month: July 2016

Test Cases: Learn how to Write Effective Ones

In order to verify that your software works as intended, you’ll obviously need to test it. In order to properly test a specific function or feature, test cases contain a list of actions. For many types of testing, whether it’s manual regression or automation, you need that set of instructions. To create a good test case, there are a few different approaches you might take, but there are certain standards that are worth considering. Today, we’re going to look at a few tips to help you write good, effective test cases. Make it simple and clear. Starting with the naming convention, which should make it easy to understand what the test case is intended to test, you should take your time and ensure that every aspect of the test case is easy to understand. It might need to be followed by a new tester, or form the basis of an automated script later down the line, so clarity is vital. Break everything down into simple, chronological steps so that someone with no knowledge of the project could run the test case. Consider the end user. You might be working from a requirements document, a user story or the application itself. In […]

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