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Jul 18 2019   8:48PM GMT

smoke testing

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


Smoke testing, also called build verification testing or build acceptance testing, is nonexhaustive software analysis that ascertains that the most crucial functions of a program work but does not delve into finer details. Continued…

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“The combination of early smoke tests and later full regression tests lets organization cost-effectively speed application development.” – Lubos Parobek

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Quiz Yourself
Treating testing as a ________ rather than something that should be done continuously throughout software development is a recipe for defective software.
A. phase
B. faze

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