Software Quality Definitions

  • U

    UML (Unified Modeling Language)

    UML (Unified Modeling Language) is a standard notation for the modeling of real-world objects as a first step in developing an object-oriented design methodology.

  • unit testing

    Unit testing is a software development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation. Unit testing is often automated but it can also be done manually.

  • use case

    A use case is a methodology used in system analysis to identify, clarify, and organize system requirements.

  • user acceptance testing (UAT)

    In software development, user acceptance testing (UAT) - also called beta testing, application testing, and end user testing - is a phase of software development in which the software is tested in the "real world" by the intended audience.

  • user story

    A user story is a tool used in Agile development to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective.

  • V

    V-Model (Vee-Model)

    The V-Model, also called the Vee-Model, is a product-development process originally developed in Germany for government defense projects... (Continued)

  • variable manipulation

    Variable manipulation is a method of specifying or editing variables in a computer program... (Continued)

  • versioning

    Versioning is the creation and management of multiple releases of a product, all of which have the same general function but are improved, upgraded or customized... (Continued)

  • vulnerability scanner

    A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment... (Continued)

  • W

    WAG (estimate)

    A WAG (wild-ass guess) is an estimate for how long it will take to complete a project.  In agile and scrum software development, a WAG is often based upon historical experience. 

  • waterfall model

    The waterfall model is a popular version of the systems development life cycle model for software engineering.

  • Web application (Web app)

    A Web application (Web app) is an application program that is stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet through a browser interface.

  • Web Application Security Consortium (WASC)

    The Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) is a worldwide organization devoted to the establishment, refinement and promotion of Internet security standards.

  • Web development freeware and shareware

    Web development freeware and shareware

  • white box (white box testing)

    A white box or clear box is a device, program or system whose internal workings are well understood. White box testing, also called white box analysis, clear box testing or clear box analysis, is a strategy for software debugging in which the tester has excellent knowledge of how the program components interact and also is familiar with the details of its internal operation... (Continued)

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