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Is Software Testing Really Needed?

I'm a student working on my B.E(CS) and my question is the following: Is testing in the software field needed? If we create a software with great care, then why should we test? After testing can ...
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Is verification and validation part of testing process?

Based on many sources I do not believe the simple definition that aim of testing is to find as many bugs as possible - we test to ensure that it works or that it does not. E.g. followint are goals of ...
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How come verification does not include actual testing?

Having read a lot about this topic --- such as on this Software Testing Fundamentals site on verification and validation and Software Testing and Quality Assurance: Theory and Practice by Naik and ...
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What is the aim of software testing? [closed]

Having read many books, there is a basic contradiction: Some say, "the goal of testing is to find bugs" while other say "the goal of the testing is to equalize the quality of the product", meaning ...
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If your team does code review, to what extent do you verify that review fixes are carried out? [closed]

On my team, we carry out code reviews (without the use of external tools). The reviewer produces a list of items which the developer should address or consider and then essentially leave them to it ...
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Difference between software inspection and verification

I was reading about software inspection in Software Engineering by Ian Summerville and I came across the term Software inspection and I started reading about it on Wikipedia. I am unable to understand ...
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Can I avoid more faults if I use different paradigms for the implementation and the specification/tests?

Since it is convenient for the developer, the same paradigm are often used for implementations and specifications, e.g. for testing (e.g. Java for the implementation and unit tests, Scala for the ...
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How can we verify that software meets specifications meets requirements?

So we're pretty good at eliciting requirements from our end customers, business division and sales/marketing. We plan projects to add/enhance features to meet those requests and prioritize tasks to ...
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Inspection, code review - is it really testing?

ISTQB, Wikipedia or other sources classify verification acitivities (reviews etc.) as a static testing, yet other do not. If we can say that peer reviews and inspections are actually a kind of a ...
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Is asking for control totals on a file an outdated means of verifying a file?

I'm in a new position where I need to process a flat files on a regular basis. The last time I did this was 5 or 6 years ago but as part of the file layout I received control totals. It gave me ...
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Implementing custom “Remember Me” with Stripe [closed]

Implementing remember me with Stripe, while not using their Checkout (not supported on PhoneGap), seems to be fine using the path: First time: Request token on the client side using card info. ...
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Functional testing in the verification

Yesterday my question How come verification does not include actual testing? created a lot of controversy, yet did not reveal the answer for related and very important question: does black box ...
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why is it easy to break verification images if they are not distorted to the extent that humans can get them wrong too?

I don't understand why people like to say "Images had to be distorted otherwise they would be easily cracked". I'm talking about those verification images that we had to type to identify that we are ...
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Verfication vs validation again, does testing belong to verification? If so, which?

I have asked before and created a lot of controversy so I tried to collect some data and ask similar question again. E.g. V&V where all testing is only validation: ...
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Verification of requirements question

Doing a lot of reading about V&V, I would need to clarify the following. A lot of definitions (less formal ones found in books) define verification like that: Verification: The software should ...
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Verification of requirements in a closed system

I'm on my first real software project following the whole SDLC and am a bit confused. We have a requirement that states something like "The battery will be monitored each second" which needs to be ...
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Ensure data entered by users adjusts to what actually is

This is more of a usability issue I'd say, looking of suggestions on it. I have a system that depends on the data entered by the users to be correct, as in the address exists, the name is correct, ...
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Quality Assurance activities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Verification of requirements question Having asked but deleted the question as it was a bit misunderstood. If Quality Control is the actual testing, what are the ...
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Why is it said that V-model introduces QA?

In several articles and books I learnt that "V-model introduced QA into SW development". I would like to understand the point of such statement, as from my understanding, V model activities ...
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Verification as QA - makes sense?

Preparing my thesis, I found another interesting discrepancy. While some books say verification it terms of static analysis of work products is quality control (looking for defects), other say it is ...
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Validation and Verification explanation (Boehm) - I cannot understand its point

Hopefully my last thread about V&V as I found the B.Boehm is text which I just do not understand well (likely my technical English is not that good). ...
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Why some consider static analysis a testing and some do not?

Preparing myself also to ISTQB certification, I found they call static analysis actually as a static testing, while some engineering book distinct between static analysis and testing, which is the ...
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Why all consider UAT a validation activity? It contradicts the original idea

Virtually any book dealing with software testing mentions that user acceptance testing (UAT) is an ultimate validation activity, often quoting Boehms informal definition: "Validation: Are building the ...
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SMS verification in web application [closed]

This is my first project related to SMS verification. How to implement SMS verification in online ordering web application? For example:- when we try to reset the password in amazon's website, it ...
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How to apply verification and validation on the following example

I have been following verification and validation questions here with my colleagues, yet we are unable to see the slight differences, probably caused by language barrier in technical English. An ...
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How to verify that all files are intact prior to install?

I'm working on my CMS (in PHP platform) for a long time now. The main program is done and I'm currently developing the Installer part. Installation itself will be fairly simple: Upload all files ...
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How do I verify if 3rd party payment succeeded?

I'm working on a payment processing website that will function like PayPal does on many e-commerce websites. The idea is for the customer to fill their shopping cart and click checkout, then be ...
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Creating an account to receive sensitive information on a mobile device

I am developing an Android application for my final year project which allows the holder of a mobile device to receive a text notification containing potentially sensitive information from a server. ...
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How to authenticate an archive

Background: I have a updator feature in my program which will downloads updates to a directory specified be the user. Then user can install these updates whenever he/she wants by just opening them. ...
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How to verify the code that could take a substantial time to compile? [closed]

As a follow up to my prev question: What is the best aproach for coding in a slow compilation environment To recap: I am stuck with a large software system with which a TDD ideology of "test often" ...
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ISO 12207: Verification of integration and Unit test validation

I have received comments from the supervisor reviewing my thesis. He asked two questions I cannot answer right now: If ISO 12207 says under "Integration verification" that it "checks that components ...
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Verification & Validation books

So I need some help with Verification & Validation of software. So I know the definitions of both but ... I can't really find any real entry level books about the process from setting up the ...
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Are Verification and Validation both Quality Assurance and Quality Control?

Having read a book I found a note that verification and validation can be both quality assurance and quality control. I cannot see how it can be quality assurance because both just provide evidence ...
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Is software inherently buggy and hence, vulnerable? [duplicate]

Could no amount of formal analysis, type/rule checking prevent it's exploitation? How about a fully verified kernel such as SEL4 ?