Sunday, July 8, 2012


CSE Computer Science And Engineering VII-Seventh Semester Syllabus 2008 Regulation Anna University

The course looks at the role of developers in areas such as test planning, implementation, and defect tracking. It explains how to review and manage test requirements and how to incorporate testing into the software development life cycle.


§    To determine software testing objectives and criteria
§    To develop and validate a test plan
§    To select and prepare test cases
§    To identify the need for testing
§    To prepare testing policies and standards
§    To use testing aids and tools
§    To test before buying a software package
§    Test after maintenance and enhancement changes
§    To measure the success of testing efforts

UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                                                                                         8
Testing as an Engineering Activity Testing as a Process – testing axioms - Basic Definitions Software Testing Principles The Tester’s Role in a Software Development Organization Origins of Defects cost of defects - Defect Classes The Defect Repository and Test Design Defect Examples Developer/Tester Support for Developing a Defect Repository Defect Prevention Strategies

UNIT II          TEST CASE DESIGN                                                                                11
Test  Case DesigStrategies Using Black Box  Approach to  Test Case  Design  - Random Testing Requirements based testing Boundary Value Analysis Decision tables - Equivalence Class Partitioning - State-based testing Cause-effect graphing Error guessing - Compatibility testing User documentation testing Domain testing Using White Box Approach to Test design Test Adequacy Criteria static testing vs. structural  testing  –  code functional  testing  -  Coverage and  Control  Flow Graphs Covering Code Logic Paths Their Role in Whitebox Based Test Design code complexity testing Evaluating Test Adequacy Criteria.

UNIT III         LEVELS OF TESTING                                                                                9
The Need for Levels of Testing Unit Test Unit Test Planning Designing the Unit Tests -  The Test Harness – Running the Unit tests and Recording results Integration tests Designing Integration Tests – Integration Test Planning Scenario testing Defect bash elimination
System Testing Acceptance testing Performance testing - Regression Testing Internationalization testing Ad-hoc testing - Alpha , Beta Tests – testing OO systems Usabilitand  Accessibility  testing   Configuration  testing    -  Compatibility  testing  – Testing the documentation Website testing

UNIT IV        TEST MANAGEMENT                                                                                 9
People and organizational issues in testing organization structures for testing teams testing services -  Test Planning Test Plan Components Test Plan Attachments Locating Test Items test management test process - Reporting Test Results – The role of three groups in Test Planning and Policy Development Introducing the test specialist Skills needed by a test specialist Building a Testing Group.

UNIT V         TEST AUTOMATION                                                                                  8
Software test automation skills needed for automation scope of automation design and architecture for automation requirements for a test tool challenges in automation
- Test metrics and measurementsproject, progress and productivity metrics.

1.  Srinivasan Desikan and Gopalaswamy Ramesh, Software Testing Principles and
Practices, Pearson education, 2006.
2.  Ilene Burnstein, Practical Software Testing, Springer International Edition, 2003.

1.  Ron  Patton,   Software  Testing,  Second  Edition,  Sams  Publishing,  Pearson education, 2007
2.  Renu  Rajani,  Pradeep  Oak,  Software  Testing   Effective  Methods,  Tools  and
Techniques, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
3.  Edward Kit, Software Testing in the Real World Improving the Process, Pearson
Education, 1995.
4.  Boris Beizer, Software Testing Techniques” 2nd  Edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1990.
5.  Aditya P. Mathur, Foundations of Software Testing Fundamental algorithms and techniques, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pearson Education, 2008

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