Regression testing software can help you make the manual regression testing process automated. It can save a lot of time and effort. But what is regression testing software? What should you look for when you are deciding on the regression testing tool of your choice?...
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Black box testing vs white box testing
Combine black box, gray box and white box testing for the most comprehensive analysis of your application.
By contrast, white box tests such as unit and integration tests are created with an understanding of the internals of the application and access to the source code. White box testing may catch defects that are unobserved or that can’t be tested directly in the user interface. Gray box tests combine the other approaches: they are developed from the user perspective, but with some understanding of how particular features were implemented.
A combination of black box, grey box
What are black box testing techniques?
In black box testing, functional test cases are developed through analysis of the available documentation, including requirements, specifications, user stories or scenarios. The black box approach can also be used for non-functional tests, such as security and performance tests. Some common black box testing approaches are described below:
Edge cases validate the minimum and maximum acceptable value of a single field, such as for a date or the length of a password. So if a field should allow entries in the range from 1 to 100, create one test case for the value of 1, and another for the value of 100. It is not necessary to test all of the values in between.
Corner cases test combinations of edge cases. The idea here is that while the individual fields may work properly, the combination may not. For example, if your application accepts a start date and an end date, a corner case would check a combination such as the earliest possible start date with the earliest possible end date.
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Boundary cases test values just outside and inside of the edge cases. To test value that is valid between 1 and 100, create edge cases for 0, 1 and 2; plus 99, 100 and 101. If the application handles the boundary values properly, then all other values should be handled correctly as well. This technique is also referred to as “boundary value analysis.”
User scenario cases
Scenarios describe the goal that a user wants to accomplish, such as checking their account balance or changing their password. In behavior-driven development (BDD), scenarios follow a specific “Given-When-Then” syntax that facilitates the creation of test cases.
Decision table testing
In this formal testing technique, the causes/inputs and effects/outputs in the application are arranged in a table, with each cell containing a unique cause/effect combination. Then a test case is created for each cell value.
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If you are automating a test without access to the application’s source code, a capture-and-replay tool is essential. Testers with little or no experience in programming can build reliable tests without writing a single line of code. Easily add complex validations, set parameters, define conditions for execution, create loops, and handle errors.
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Easily automate your corner, edge and boundary cases. Just set up variables in your test cases, and link them to external data sets such as simple data tables, SQL connectors, or Excel files. Your test case will loop through the data. You can decide whether a failure should stop the entire test run, continue with the next test case, or continue with the next loop.
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Monitor the results of testing with a customizable report that includes pie charts, screenshots, and detailed error logs. Save the report as a PDF or automatically receive it as an email attachment. Generate JUnit-compatible reports for easy integration with CI tools. Jump into to a failed test step directly from the test report, or use the maintenance mode to repair test cases during the test run.
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Test case maintenance doesn’t have to be a monumental task. Ranorex Studio’s functional testing tools are designed to build automated tests with a low maintenance cost. Reliable UI element identification protects you against tests that fail simply because the location of a UI element changes. A parameter-driven and data-driven approach separates test data from test modules, so that you can add and change data values without having to touch the test script. In addition, Ranorex Studio’s approach to test case development helps testers build modular and reusable automated projects. Easily drag-and-drop reusable test modules into smart folders and control test runs with conditions. Build test setup and teardown scripts within your test project to ensure that the test environment is also properly maintained.
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