Efficient Testing Using the Pairwise Approach

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Bernie Berger presents examples of all-pairs test case sets using both discrete and non-discrete values. He also shows you how to organize the all-pairs test case sets, especially when values are conditional.

Test teams are often faced with an enormous number of test scenarios, each of which has the potential to break software. No one expects you to test all combinations; it would take a lifetime to do that. And so the essential question remains: How do you test effectively? This session offers you tips for choosing your tests wisely. This way, you maximize coverage using few tests.

Bernie Berger presents examples of all-pairs test case sets using both discrete and non-discrete values. He also shows you how to organize the all-pairs test case sets, especially when values are conditional.

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Bernie Berger's picture Bernie Berger

Bernie Berger has recently tested the merger of two investment trading systems as part of the takeover of a large asset-management firm by an international bank. In his spare time, he moderates the yahoo group, tester-career-support , and updates his Web site http://www.testassured.com/. He can be reached at home at berger_qa_@yahoo.com.

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