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I need to give a small seminar(about 20mins duration) to a class on Software Testing. Given the time constraint, I wanted to seek opinion from everyone as to what primary topics should I cover in this seminar. Also, if any references to software testing documents/videos would be helpful.

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Is this relevant to this forum? –  Avitus May 1 '11 at 22:12
    
Why is it not? There is a huge post of "Non programming books for programmers" !! How is that relevant ? –  darkie15 May 1 '11 at 22:18
    
Who is the audience? Is user testing involved? –  JeffO May 1 '11 at 23:22
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I'll second Jeff's request to know more about the audience (makes a HUGE difference to what topics you'd consider "primary"), but I'd also like to know why you think they've chosen you to do the seminar. If you're not a trained tester, then either they're expecting you to talk about testing from a dev's perspective, or they have some other expectation that you need to figure out, somehow. –  testerab May 2 '11 at 0:43
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This would be a good approach:

Go over the general testing process(setup, running the test, tear-down) - 10 mins.

Talk about types of testing(unit testing and integration testing most importantly) - 5 mins.

Go over a basic unit testing example(sum of 2 numbers would be a good one) - 5 mins.

That would be your 20 mins.

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