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About Exploratory Software Testing

Software exploratory testing is a method of testing that allows the tester to use creativity in testing in an unscripted manner. Exploratory testing emphasizes tester freedom to optimize test efforts, using past experience to continually improve test quality. A group of testers called the Context-Driven School teaches exploratory testing as a discipline in which the tester uses cognitive skills, knowledge of the application, and experience to test the system in an unscripted manner.