Software testing fundamentals: User acceptance testing

User acceptance testing (UAT) is meant to gauge user response, although UAT scripts are often overly restrictive on users. These tips explain how to correctly conduct user acceptance tests.

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In order to understand what user acceptance testing (UAT) is, it's important to understand what user acceptance testing is not. Mainly, it is not acceptance testing. It is also not usability testing. It's not system integration testing. And UAT is meant to gauge user experience honestly and thoroughly.

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This was last published in April 2008

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