In this post, I will attempt to compare Scripted and Exploratory styles of software testing. On the third hand, scripted testing is seemed as a strict and serious process and exploratory one is seemed free and easy. But each test style has own swings and roundabouts. Let’s look at them from different points and try defining appropriate conditions to use first one and second one.
Some time ago I published the post “Test plan + templates”. I received many comments reflecting different views, so in this article, I decided to continue the talk about planning.
Firstly, I liked J.Hoffman’s and Hannibal’s comments very much, and at the beginning of the talk, I’d like to mention the main points of their comments.
Screenshots are needed for bug reports, user guides, figures of expected results, etc. Sometimes one screenshot is more useful than long confused description. In this post I gathered methods of screenshot creating which I use in my daily work.
Planning is one of main activities of software testing. Depending on formality of our test process, we have to create detailed test plans with strict template or simple check list on a paper. In any case, we must remember that planning is an endless activity. At least we have to plan for the whole project life cycle. We can’t create a test plan at the begin of the project, print it and have a successful test process. Test plan must be corrected and updated at every turn.