Test procedures can define as a document providing detailed instructions for the execution of one or more test cases. This formal specification includes test cases to be applied to one or more target program modules. It is a detailed instructions document for the set up execution and evaluation of results for a given test case. This document contains a set of associated instructions. It is used for both initial checkout and subsequent regression testing of target program modifications. Test procedures are coded in a new language called TPL (Test Procedure Language) and it is deliverable product of the software development process.
Normally the paper analyzes current testing practices and describes the structure and design of test procedures and introduces the Fortran Test Procedure Language.
A process called the "VERIFIER" applies a test procedure to its target modules and produces an exception report indicating which test cases if any failed. In the same time it facilitate thorough software testing by allowing individual modules or arbitrary groups of modules to be thoroughly tested outside the environment in which they will eventually reside.
Here are few advantages of test procedures,
- Provide detailed instructions for the execution of one or more test cases.
- Facilitate thorough software testing
- Detailed instructions document for the set up execution
- Can use for evaluation of results for a given test case
- Useful for both initial checkout and subsequent regression testing of target program modifications
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