WIT Press


The BCS Software Component Testing Proto-standard

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940182

Volume

9

Pages

16

Published

1994

Size

1,634 kb

Author(s)

S.C. Reid

Abstract

The BCS software component testing proto-standard S.C. Reid Royal Military College of Science, Swindon, ABSTRACT Software testing should provide both a means of assessing the quality, and a degree of confidence, in a software product. However, the actual quality of testing carried out by different organisations, or expected between customers and suppliers, varies alarmingly. Standards currently available fail to define any test design techniques and provide few, if any, means of measuring and comparing the quality of testing performed on software. Without these attributes the user cannot improve the quality of testing undertaken and, hence, the quality of the software product. This paper describes the Software Component Testing proto-Standard, which has been developed to fill this gap by defining a generic test process, test case design techniques, and a set of objective measures for carrying out dynamic testing of software components, as well as providing guidelines on

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