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What is Ad hoc Testing??

Postby Akash01 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:23 am

Hi Friends,

While browsing about Software Testing I came across the term “Ad hoc Testing” and I wanna know the actual meaning of it and its advantages and disadvantages. Apart from Ad hoc testing how many types of testing are there and what is the difference between them and Ad hoc Testing? Please provide the details with link.

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Re: What is Ad hoc Testing??

Postby LordMatt » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:45 pm

Ad Hoc Testing is pretty much the exact opposite of structured testing.It's what most developers do when they want to make sure the code "compiles" and seems to behave itself. The tests are intended to be run only once, unless a defect is discovered.

Things like print_r or var_demp ing your global scope variables to check they are as they should be. Or running the script a few times to see that it works.

It's good for checking that your code is not obviously full of rubbish but it's no replacement for structured testing, unit tests and good QA.
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