Exploratory testing: An empirical study approach

Autoren Rudolf Ramler
Dietmar Winkler
TitelExploratory testing: An empirical study approach
BuchtitelProc. Work in Progress Session, 32nd EUROMICRO Conf. in Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2006)
Typin Konferenzband
VerlagSEA-Publications
OrtCavtat, Dubrovnic, Croatia
ISBN3-902457-11-2
MonatAugust/September
Jahr2006
SCCH ID#617
Abstract

Exploratory testing facilitates concurrent learning, test design, and test execution. It has recently gained much attention from practitioners arguing about the numerous benefits an exploratory approach to software testing provides. Yet up to now only little empirical data on the performance of exploratory testing is available. In this paper we give an overview of frequently cited characteristics of exploratory testing and we discuss the basic outline of an empirical study to evaluate the applicability and performance of exploratory testing.