ISTQB Certified Software Test Engineer

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


What is User Acceptance Testing?

User Acceptance Testing is often the final step before rolling out the application. Usually the end users who will be using the applications test the application before ‘accepting’ the application. This type of testing gives the end users the confidence that the application being delivered to them meets their requirements.
User Acceptance Testing – How to Test?
The user acceptance testing is usually a black box type of testing. In other words, the focus is on the functionality and the usability of the application rather than the technical aspects. It is generally assumed that the application would have already undergone Unit, Integration and System Level Testing.
However, it is useful if the User acceptance Testing is carried out in an environment that closely resembles the real world or production environment.
The steps taken for User Acceptance Testing typically involve one or more of the following:
.......1) User Acceptance Test (UAT) Planning
.......2) Designing UA Test Cases
.......3) Selecting a Team that would execute the (UAT) Test Cases
.......4) Executing Test Cases
.......5) Documenting the Defects found during UAT
.......6) Resolving the issues/Bug Fixing
.......7) Sign Off
What is Fitnesse?
FitNesse is a web server, a wiki, and an automated testing tool for software. It is based on Framework for Integrated Test (FIT). FitNesse is designed to support acceptance testing. Fitnesse allows users of a developed system to enter specially formatted input. This input is interpreted and tests are created automatically. These tests are then executed by the system and output is returned back to the user. The advantage of this approach is very fast feedback from users. The developer of the system to be tested needs to provide some support (classes named "fixtures").

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