What is Review in Software Testing

The review in software testing is the most important testing technique. Main review types are mentioned below :

 

1. Walkthrough

Walkthrough is not a formal process, it is lead by the authors. The purpose of the walkthrough is to present the documents both within and outside the software discipline in order to gather the information regarding the topic under documentation and to examine and discuss the validity of the proposed solutions.

The goals of a walkthrough:

  • To present the documents both within and outside the software discipline in order to gather the information regarding the topic under documentation.
  • To explain or do the knowledge transfer and evaluate the contents of the document
  • To achieve a common understanding and to gather feedback.
  • To examine and discuss the validity of the proposed solutions

 

2. Technical Review

Technical review is the less formal review, it is led by the trained moderator but can also be led by a technical expert. The goal of the technical review is to ensure that an early stage the technical concepts are used correctly, to access the value of technical concepts and alternatives in the product.

The goals of the technical review are:

  • To ensure that an early stage the technical concepts are used correctly
  • To access the value of technical concepts and alternatives in the product
  • To have consistency in the use and representation of technical concepts
  • To inform participants about the technical content of the document

 

3. Inspection

Inspection is the most formal review type. It is led by the trained moderators during the inspection the documents are prepared and checked thoroughly by the reviewers before the meeting. Inspection involves peers to examine the product. The goal of inspection to improve the quality of the document under inspection and to removes defects efficiently and as early as possible. It also improves product quality.

The goals of inspection are:

  • It helps the author to improve the quality of the document under inspection
  • It removes defects efficiently and as early as possible
  • It improves product quality
  • It creates common understanding by exchanging information
  • It learns from defects found and prevent the occurrence of similar defects

 

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