Software Testing: Researching software features to test

Michael Kelly gives software testing and quality assurance tips, including ensuring software test coverage is comprehensive, using the leading test coverage model, and which features need testing.

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Once you've determined which software features to test during a project, how do you choose which aspects of that feature to test?

In this podcast, software testing and quality assurance (QA) expert Michael Kelly gives practical advice about how to ensure that your software test coverage is comprehensive. You'll learn how to use the leading test coverage model, as well as whether it's necessary to test a product or feature in every way that it will be used.

Other topics covered include:

  • The role of structure, function, data and other criteria in determining testing priorities
  • Which criteria is most often overlooked when software testers research features that must be tested
  • Key ways to reduce risk when making testing decisions
Got two more minutes? Read Michael Kelly's two-minute guides to determining software testing coverage. He also blogs about software testing on Software Quality Insights.
This was first published in May 2009



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