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These two types of testing are not directly related. A smoke test is a quick system test with the purpose of finding major flaws in a software artifact. For example, a test might deploy a web app to a test server, validate that it deploys and starts up, and the server can service simple requests. This would validate that the application file (e.g. WAR file ...


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Basically, in smoke testing you turn on the system, especially for the first time ever, and see whether it starts to emit smoke... which would be a sign that something is very wrong with it. It doesn't tell you anything beyond that, but it can still be valuable to avoid further effort on something that is obviously not going to work at all. According to ...


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The Gang of Four knows two patterns which describe objects which do nothing but create other objects. One is the Factory. The other is the Builder. The difference between the two is that a Factory receives all arguments with a single method-call and usually can be reused to create more objects of the same type, a Builder has a number of methods which ...



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