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Pair testing is a type of software testing technique where two people test the same feature of application continuously at the same place, at the same time, on the same code, on same machine by exchanging ideas by this more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results. It is also called as Buddy testing. The testing pair can be any of the below:

  • tester and tester
  • tester and developer
  • tester and user

Characteristics of pair testing:

  1. Pair testing will generate effective test cases quickly and cheaply. It is an open-ended defect finding mechanism.
  2. Having testers in pairs will allow managers to gather performance of testers in the groups
  3. Pair testing is best way of approach to mentor and train the fresher or new candidates in a team.
  4. Testing in pairs will definitely generate the positive energy within team.
  5. Pairing domain expert with tester to develop the domain knowledge within team.

There are benefits in pair testing:

  1. The developer can learn more about the software application by exploring with the tester.
  2. The root cause of bugs can be analysed easily and tester can more easily test the bug fix when working with developer.
  3. The developer will learn better design skills
  4. It helps to share the knowledge and new ideas can be discovered for better implementation of software.
  5. It promotes the negative testing.
  6. The validation of the software is done be two people, which increases the confidence in the quality of the software.

But, pair testing is rarely applicable to script testing where all the test cases are written. It is not suitable when testing is automated. The concept of code analysis will be well known throughout the software industry and less known about the pair testing. Two developers work together on the same code on the same machine. The main aim of this process is, to write considerably high quality code than the results which would generate from the individual coding.

Questions:

  1. What is pair testing? Give examples?
  2. What are the challenges in pair testing?
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  1. what is pair testing?
    Pair testing is a type of software testing technique where two people test the same feature of application continuously at the same place, at the same time, on the same code, on same machine by exchanging ideas by this more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results. It is also called as Buddy testing.
    for example:
    tester and tester
    tester and developer
    tester and user

    What are the challenges in pair testing?
    challenges in pair testing are
    1)At times, it is difficult to find two individuals who are willing to test the software together.
    2)pair testing is rarely applicable to script testing where all the test cases are written. It is not suitable when testing is automated.
    3)The concept of code analysis will be well known throughout the software industry and less known about the pair testing.

    what are the benefits of pair testing?
    Finds more bugs.
    Saves time.
    Eliminates the communication gap between testers and developers.
    Is an excellent opportunity for very efficient exploratory testing.
    Provides visceral, in-person learning opportunities.

  2. Pair testing: is a software development technique in which two team members work together at one keyboard to test the same feature of application continuously at the same place, at the same time,
    on the same code, on the same machine by exchanging ideas. by these more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results. It is also called as Buddy testing. One does the testing and the other analyzes or reviews the testing.
    pair can be either tester and tester, tester and developer, tester and user.
    Challenges:
    1.It is not suitable for automation testing
    2. The pair should be equally engaged and be participative for the duration of the task Otherwise, there would be no benefits.
    3.People who have not tried it may think that it will double the cost because you are putting two programmers on one project. however, it is a misconception.

  3. Pair testing is a type of software testing technique where two people test the same feature of application continuously at the same place, at the same time, on the same code, on same machine by exchanging ideas by this more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results.

    For example: Tester and tester , tester and developer, tester and user.
    Challenges in Pair Testing
    Pair testing is rarely applicable to script testing where all the test cases are written. It is not suitable when testing is automated.

  4. What is pair testing? Give examples?
    Pair testing is a type of software testing technique where two people test the same feature of application continuously at the same place, at the same time, on the same code, on same machine by exchanging ideas by this more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results. It is also called as Buddy testing.
    What are the challenges in pair testing?
    1.This type of testing cannot be used for automation.
    2. Difficult to find two individuals who are willing to test the software together.

    2. difficult to find two individuals who are willing to test the software together

  5. 1. Pair Testing:
    Pair Testing is also known as Buddy Testing.It is a type of software testing technique where two people test the same feature of
    application continuously at the same place, at the same time, on the same code, on same machine by exchanging ideas by this
    more ideas will be generated and it gives better test results.
    The testing pair can be any of the below:
    – Tester and Tester
    – Tester and Developer
    – Tester and User
    2. Challenges in Pair Testing
    – This is type of testing cannot be used for automation.
    – The individuals who are testing together should be understanding and cooperative to each other.
    – Time consuming procedure as there will be chances for more negatve testing.

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