A Strategic Review of Exploratory Testing Techniques

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Volume-10 Number-12
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Syed Shujauddin Sameer


Syed Shujauddin Sameer. "A Strategic Review of Exploratory Testing Techniques", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V10(12),590-592 April 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


Building quality software is always an important part of SDLC stages. Testing builds a confidence to examine the quality of software developed. Exploratory testing requires the use of knowledge of the testers. There is a requirement to reduce the involved in the testing .we provide an overview of exploratory testing with the basic knowledge to the introduction of heuristics for efficient testing.


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Testing, Exploratory Testing, Knowledge, Heuristics .