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Writing Good Test Plans and Writing Good Tests

This post is based on one of my test projects, “Testing SQL Express Setup integration with Visual Studio 2012”.  Unlike typical testing strategies, we decided to do manual testing instead of automated testing.  We spent a lot of effort thinking about the customer scenarios and giving them different priorities.  Depending on the scenario and priority, we used pair wise combination strategies to select a small set of tests from the huge testing matrix.  Then our vendor team executed the selected test cases manually and signed-off on them.  We found a couple of UI bugs, a couple of useability issues, and functional bugs as well. In the end, we delivered a better setup experience for Visual Studio users.  The same test approach was used for Visual Studio 2012 testing as well.

Note:

  •  SSE means SQL Server Express
  •  MSI 4.5 means Windows Installer 4.5

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