Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Software Testing

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The earth is flat. Mankind will never fly. Reasonable people believed these "facts" for thousands of years, but advances in knowledge and technology proved them wrong. Does the software testing industry have any such "facts"? In this paper, I will explore common testing beliefs. Using experiences from SAS, I will attempt to confirm or refute these pieces of conventional wisdom.

The earth is flat. Mankind will never fly. Reasonable people believed these "facts" for thousands of years, but advances in knowledge and technology proved them wrong. Does the software testing industry have any such "facts"? In this paper, I will explore common testing beliefs. Using experiences from SAS, I will attempt to confirm or refute these pieces of conventional wisdom.

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