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Acceptance Test

What is an acceptance test?

An acceptance test is software testing that determines whether or not a system meets the requirements specified in the contract between the system owner and the system users.

Definition of acceptance test

The definition of an acceptance test is a bit more specific than the definition of software testing. An acceptance test is a way to determine if a system meets the requirements agreed upon by the system owner and user. This type of testing usually falls under black-box testing, which means the tester does not know how the system works internally.

What is acceptance testing used for?

Acceptance testing is usually used to verify that a system meets the requirements agreed upon by the system owner and user. However, it can also be used to test for other things such as usability and performance.

Expected Benefits of Acceptance Tests

There are several benefits that are expected from acceptance tests. The first is that it can help to ensure that the system meets the requirements agreed upon by the system owner and user. Secondly, it can help to improve the quality of the system by catching defects early on. Finally, it can help to speed up the deployment of the system by identifying any issues that need to be fixed before release.

What is acceptance test-driven development?

Acceptance test-driven development, or ATDD, is a type of software development process that uses acceptance tests to drive the design of the system. In other words, the tests are written before the code is written. This helps to ensure that the system meets the requirements agreed upon by the system owner and user.

What are acceptance tests based on?

Acceptance tests can be based on a number of different factors, but they are usually based on the requirements document. This document outlines what the system is supposed to do and how it is supposed to work.

Origins

The origins of acceptance testing can be traced back to Frederick Brooks’ paper, “The Mythical Man-Month.” In the paper, Brooks discusses the concept of a unit test, which is a type of software testing that checks to see if a module meets its requirements. He also discusses the concept of system testing, which is a type of testing that checks to see if the system as a whole meets its requirements. Acceptance testing builds on both of these concepts by checking to see if the system meets the requirements agreed upon by the system owner and user.

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