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Re: Part II:  Putting Together & Executing a Test Plan
GStringham   3/20/2012 3:18:54 PM
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@luiscosta: "Fuzzing," a term I had not heard before. There is a Wikipedia entry for it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzz_testing. But it looks like it is stuff external to the unit being tested by hammering it from the outside with a bunch of random parameters. That, to me, is very similar to the Stress Testing I was talking about. My hackware is internal to the module being tested and it does a specific task (not random.)

It doesn't make sense to version control hackware. For example, I may, on the fourth loop, pretend that the hw returned 0x3D. I verify it works, then I change it to 0x7D, recompile, and run it again. I may run through a dozen values in 30 minutes to complete my test. Submitting each one of those to version control doesn't seem practical to me. And, if I were to make that a unit test, I'd have to deal with a list of desired values and a loop of some sort. Again, my hackware tests the finer details of my code, details that are so minor that most people probably wouldn't make a unit test for it.



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