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  1. wild pointer
  2. CAST
  3. recovery testing
  4. level test plan
  5. COTS
  1. a A test plan that typically addresses one test level. See also test plan. A document describing the scope, approach, resources and schedule of intended test activities. It identifies amongst others test items, the features to be tested, the testing tasks, who will do each task, degree of tester independence, the test environment, the test design techniques and entry and exit criteria to be used, and the rationale for their choice, and any risks requiring contingency planning. It is a record of the test planning process. [After IEEE 829]
  2. b See recoverability testing. The process of testing to determine the recoverability of a software product.
  3. c A pointer that references a location that is out of scope for that pointer or that does not exist. See also pointer. A data item that specifies the location of another data item; for example, a data item that specifies the address of the next employee record to be processed. [IEEE 610]
  4. d Acronym for Commercial Off-The-Shelf software. See off-the-shelf software. A software product that is developed for the general market, i.e. for a large number of customers, and that is delivered to many customers in identical format.
  5. e Acronym for Computer Aided Software Testing. See also test automation.The use of software to perform or support test activities, e.g. test management, test design, test execution and results checking.

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  1. An informal test design technique where the tester actively controls the design of the tests as those tests are performed and uses information gained while testing to design new and better tests. [After Bach]
  2. The degree to which a requirement is stated in terms that permit establishment of test designs (and subsequently test cases) and execution of tests to determine whether the requirements have been met. [After IEEE 610]
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  5. A variable (whether stored within a component or outside) that is read by a component.

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  1. interoperability testingThe process of testing to determine the portability of a software product.


  2. post-execution comparisonComparison of actual and expected results, performed after the software has finished running.


  3. statistical testingA test design technique in which a model of the statistical distribution of the input is used to construct representative test cases. See also operational profile testing. Statistical testing using a model of system operations (short duration tasks) and their probability of typical use. [Musa]


  4. boundary value testingA black box test design technique in which test cases are designed based on boundary values. See also boundary value. An input value or output value which is on the edge of an equivalence partition or at the smallest incremental distance on either side of an edge, for example the minimum or maximum value of a range.


  5. riskA factor that could result in future negative consequences; usually expressed as impact and likelihood.


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