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Old 06-07-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Michael Russell Is A Busy Man

Lead tester and supreme quality assurance being Michael Russell has been posting bits and pieces on his website about the various testing methods he employs to make sure most, no, all bugs are squashed. Here's a slice on smoke tests:
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The first item I have in my test plans here at Ritual is the smoke test.


A smoke test is a high-level set of test cases that can be run in about 15-30 minutes that will show you whether or not the build is stable enough to be tested.

A smoke test can have three possible results.

<ul type='square'>[*]A pass means that the build passed the smoke test without any major issues popping up.[*]A pass with notes means that the build passed the majority of the smoke test, but issues popped up that wouldn't severely affect testing. For example, if during your test you find a bug that only manifests itself when you die and restart the level, that would warrant a note, but the build is still testable.[*]A fail means that the build is so unstable or major functionality is so completely blocked that testing the build would be futile. A good example would be if you were testing a first person shooter, and your weapons wouldn't fire.</a>
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It's actually pretty interesting to see just how complex the testing process really is, so give it a read.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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Wow, it's a damn good thing I *don't* leak anything in my blog. I'd hate to log in first thing in the morning and see whatever I leaked on the front page... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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that is a [removed] read [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Trust me, I'd love to speak about [removed], but if I did, I'd have my genitals [removed].
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Trust me, I'd love to speak about [removed], but if I did, I'd have my genitals [removed].
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i know i was just kidding [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] its an interesting read [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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