What is software testing all about?

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1.What is software testing all about? 2.What is importance of software testing? 3.What are the types of software? 4. What are the functions of software testing?
ASKED: March 20, 2008  7:22 PM
UPDATED: July 17, 2008  8:17 AM

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You can go complex or you can go simple. You can get a lot of information by doing a Google search for “software testing plan”.

One result that looks like it would help you is found at http://members.tripod.com/~bazman/index.html

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Software testing is all about the testing of a software when it is under development, post development and pre-release to the customer. It is also conducted as and when a new version or upgrade of the software is planned to be built or released. Any bug or defect removal recalls for a re-testing of a product to an extent until no bugs are left in the product.
Importance of testing is to release the product with zero-defects. The earlier the insertion of the testers in the testing of a product, the better it is – cost and efforts wise.
Types of softwares could be – web based applications, mobile applications, ERPs or enterprise solutions (large products), small applications, network applications, system applications, utilities, client server based applications etc.
Functions of software testing in brief are – Strategize, Plan, Perform the testing, report the bugs, get the bugs removed, cofirm that the bugs are fixed, and give a nod to release the product.

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