1 Software Testing and Quality Assurance Lecture 30 - Introduction to Software Testing
2 Lecture Outline Testing activities. Introduction to test cases, test oracles and their execution. Black-box & White-box Testing
3 Unit Testing module to be tested test cases results softwareengineer
4 Integration Testing The Big-bang Approach. Incremental Approach.
5 Top-Down Integration top module is tested with stubs stubs are replaced one at a time, "depth first" as new modules are integrated, some subset of tests is re-run A B C DE FG
6 Bottom-Up Integration drivers are replaced one at a time, "depth first" worker modules are grouped into builds and integrated A B C DE FG cluster
7 System Testing System Functional Test Test entire system against the functional requirements. System Performance Test Test the non-functional requirements of the system. For example, Response times, load testing etc. System Acceptance Test Set of tests that the software must pass before it is accepted by the client.
8 Trivial Example You have been asked to write a term paper on Integration Testing in Component Based System. To do this, you need to find references from a range of library databases. You logs on to the KFUPM library system and uses the search facility to find relevant papers from IEEE, ACM and Elsevier databases. One paper of special interest requires authentication and you have to fill an online form to receive the paper. If you are allowed, the paper will be downloaded and ready for collection. An email will be send to you once the paper is ready. Scenario-based Testing
9 Student Activity Identify the possible interactions for the system testing of library system.
10 Trivial Example - System Testing Test the login mechanism using correct and incorrect login. Test the search facility using queries against known source to check that the search mechanism is actually documents. Test system presentation facility to check that information about documents is displayed properly. Test the mechanism to request permission for downloading. Test the e-mail response indicating that the download document is available.
11 Regression Testing Change do not always effect the entire program. Change in one part of system can effect other part. After each change Entire test suite of a system must be run again. Need for an automatic test suite execution.
12 Test Activities Boils down to selecting and executing test cases. Test case consists of Set of test inputs, of if the program is non- terminating, a sequence of test inputs. Expected results when the inputs are executed; and Execution conditions or execution environment in which the inputs are to be executed. These steps generally remain same from unit testing to system testing.
13 Test Case Selection Coverage criterion; Equivalence Partitioning Boundary-Value Analysis Coverage-Based Testing Control-flow Data-flow Expected behavior of every test input to be generated. (Test Oracles) Testing environment.
14 Test Oracles Determines whether or not the program has passed or failed the test case. A test oracle is A program A process A body of data In many cases - directly form the requirements. For example, a test case assessing performance - performance threshold. Difficult to automate or to assess their quality
15 Test Execution Test inputs on the program-under-test Record the actual behavior. Generally can be automated to an extend !!!!
16 Test Evaluation Compare the actual behavior with the expected behavior. Generally can be automated to an extend !!!!
17 Test Reporting Report the outcome of the testing. Developers Project Mangers etc. Generally can be automated to an extend !!!!
19 Black-box Testing Test cases are derived from formal specification of the system. Test case selection can be done without any reference to the program design or code. Only tests the functionality and features of the program. Not the internal operation.
20 Black-box Testing Advantages Test case selection is done before the implementation of a program. Help in getting the design and coding correct with respect to the specification.
21 White-Box Testing
22 White-Box Testing Test cases are derived from the internal design specification or actual code for the program. Advantages Tests the internal details of the code; Checks all paths that a program can execute. Limitations Wait until after designing and coding the program under test in order to select test cases.
23 Key Points A system typically undergoes a range of testing types. Each type of testing is aimed at detecting different kinds of failures. Testing boils down to the selection and execution of test cases. Black-box and white-box testing are complementary approaches.
24 Announcement SWE Revised Program Discussion Monday December 29, 2008 at 12:10-1:00 in 24/141