18 - 20 May 2016 in Prague

The website of last year conference can be found on 2015.czechtest.com


Equivalence Partitioning & Boundary Value Analysis: Old Hat or Cutting Edge

Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis are software testing techniques that have been around for a really long time. Many testers use them instinctively even if they have never been formerly taught how to use them. However, things change. Technologies improve and testing practices move on. So are these classic techniques now past their sell-by date? Are they “old hat” or are they still very useful techniques for testers today?

How useful they are depends on how they are used. For example, blindly testing every obscure boundary value may not be a good approach in a given context. Similarly, testing only the obvious partitions may not provide additional value. However, these techniques can be applied in ways that most people do not think of. Digging a little deeper with these techniques can be worthwhile and may even put them amongst the sharpest tools in your techniques tool-box. Definitely “cutting edge”!

 

Mark Fewster, Grove, UK

Mark has 30 years of industrial experience in software testing ranging from test management to test techniques and test automation. In the last two decades Mark has provided consultancy and training in software testing, and has published papers and co-authored two books with Dorothy Graham, "Software Test Automation” and “Experiences of Test Automation”. He is a popular speaker at national and international conferences and seminars, and has won the Mercury BTO Innovation in Quality Award.