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Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitioning Testing

When it comes to a large pool of input data, it is not possible to perform exhausting testing for each set of test data. There should be an easy way to select test cases from the pool so that all scenarios are covered. This is when the Equivalence Partitioning & Boundary Value Analysis testing techniques were introduced. In today’s blog, I want to do further research on the testing technique of Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitioning Testing. Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary value analysis are linked to each other and can be used together at all levels of software testing. To start, Boundary value testing is the process of testing between extreme boundaries between the partitions, for example like start, end, lower, upper, maximum, minimum, just inside, and outside values. Normally Boundary value analysis is part of stress and negative testing. Using the Boundary Value Analysis technique tester creates test cases for the required input field. Now when it comes t

Apprenticeship Patterns Blog - Nurture Your Passion

For this week’s blog post, I read the section  “Nurture Your Passion ” from chapter two of the book Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye. The section talked about how the work environment can stifle the passion for the craft. For example, you might be a software developer with a passion for the craft, but unfortunately the daily activities, “demoralizing corporate hierarchies, project death marches, abusive managers, or cynical colleagues.” Can become hard for your passion to grow by staying in such hostile conditions. I think this is true for the majority of the people that work in the IT field. I have seen especially my family members whose having such a hostile situation at work especially when there is a deadline that is approaching, or a software release is going on. The author goes further into project death marches in which he explained how they are the most damaging of the hostile situations, it takes your time and energy, preventing you from taking any

Black-Box vs. White-Box Testing

In class, we have been learning about the different types of testing methods. Today I want to focus on Black-Box vs. White-Box testing. Let us start by looking at how each test method differs from the other. Black Box testing is a software method in which the internal structure design and implementation of the item being tested are not known to the tester. However, in white box testing, the internal structure, design, and implementation are known to the tester. Let us start by looking at a diagram example that was provided in one of my resources for black-box testing. The picture above of Black Box testing can be any software system. For example, a website like a google or an amazon database. All under the Black Box testing, you can test the applications by just focusing on the inputs and outputs without knowing their internal code implementation. There are many types of black box testing methods, but the main types are functional, nonfunctional and regression testing.   Now let us l

Apprenticeship Patterns Blog - Unleash Your Enthusiasm

For this week’s blog post, I read the section   “Unleash Your Enthusiasm” from chapter two of the book Apprenticeship Patterns  by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye. The section talked about how software developers especially the newcomers find themselves self-holding back the enthusiasm you have towards the work than your colleagues. Mainly due to the fear of making a poor impression on your coworkers. As I was reading the pattern, I feel like it has a personal connection to me because I see myself in the same situation of holding back on certain circumstances, Mainly I do not want to make a bad impression. The author states that ” Most teams are not hyper passionate or overly enthusiastic about technology. Predictably, they are focused on delivering the next project or improving on the aspects of the development life cycle that are causing them pain”   I completely agree with this statement, I see many people nowadays in the field of technology are not passionate about the work they d

Apprenticeship Patterns Blog - Your First Language

For this week’s blog post, one pattern that stood out to me the most was “Your First Language” I believe that the first language will be the most important one for our careers because for the next few years this will be the main language, we use to solve problems or practice to improve.  My first language technically was HTML that I learned back in a web design class at High School, but my first official language is Java from our CS 140 class. From that class and onward I have been using java for almost everything even for personal projects or in other classes. As I was reading the rest of the article, I came across a sentence how the author states, “For several years, your first language will be the framework against which you learn other languages. The better you know your first language, the easier it will be to learn your next language.” I believe this is very true, your first language will be the foundation for the rest of the languages you will be learning. I remember when we h