Software Testing Methodologies Definitions

  • B

    behavior-driven development (BDD)

    Behavior-driven development (BDD) is a software development methodology in which an application is specified and designed by describing how its behavior should appear to an outside observer.

  • black box (black box testing)

    A black box is any device whose workings are not understood by or accessible to its user. According to Edward Tenner, writing in The Washington Post, the first black box was a gun sight carried on World War II Flying Fortresses, with hidden components that corrected for environmental variables, such as wind speed... (Continued)

  • C

    context-driven testing

    Context-driven testing is a paradigm for developing and debugging computer software that takes into account the ways in which the programs will be used or are expected to be used in the real world... (Continued)

  • L

    load testing

    Load testing is the process of subjecting a computer, peripheral, server, network or application to a work level approaching the limits of its specifications... (Continued)

  • S

    static verification

    Static verification is the set of processes that analyzes code to ensure defined coding practices are being followed, without executing the application itself.

  • T

    test-driven development (TDD)

    Test-driven development (TDD), also called test-driven design, is a method of implementing software programming that interlaces unit testing, programming and refactoring on source code.

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