Ad-hoc VS exploratory testing

   

                                                            Ad-hoc VS exploratory testing

Ad-hoc testing will be done in any stage of testing even we can do while unit testing but exploratory testing 
generally done after acceptance testing .We can say ad-hoc testing is a part of exploratory testing.
 Both will be performed when lack of time and resource and both will be done by experienced tester
 who is having a domain as well as good testing experience.ad-hoc testing done in structure and well 
define test technique but exploratory testing will be doing after agile practicing. Exploratory testing concept 
comes after agile and scrum comes.ad-hoc is a commonly used term for software testingperformed without 
planning and documentation. The strength of ad hoc testing is that important defects can be found quickly 
or in initial stage. But exploratory testing is based on usability, UI, Functional and boundary analysis. 
Exploratory testing seeks to find out how the software actually works, and to ask questions about how it 
will handle difficult and easy cases. The quality of the testing is dependent on the tester's skill of inventing 
test case and finding defect. Another benefit is that, after initial testing, most bugs are discovered by some
 sort of exploratory testing. This can be demonstrated logically by stating, "Programs that pass certain tests
 tend to continue to pass the same tests and are more likely to fail other tests or scenarios that are yet to be
 explored." Freestyle exploratory test ideas, when revisited, are unlikely to be performed in exactly the same manner,
 which can be an advantage if it is important to find new errors or a disadvantage if it is more important to repeat specific 
details of the earlier tests. Exploratory testing is testing of unfamiliar applications. The test scripts would not be prepared beforehand.
 Test case design and execution are done concurrently. Ad-hoc testing is intended to look for defects randomly. 
This can be carried out by any one by Exploratory testing is a thoughtful approach and driven by logic. It is an intellectually 
challenging process where one is
 limited by one's own imagination and understanding of the software being tested. It provides enough scope to extend 
the reach of testing to certain areas that cannot be easily accommodate test cases.
Ad hoc testing the product without following any Test specifications by following functionality of the
 Products. It’s done by domain experts.
Exploratory testing the product without following any test specifications and without following Functionality.

                                                        

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  • Just try to see the sanjay's Idea only. No need to do Browser Compatibility testing of content. I think we can manage with it. Am i right people???

  • It can be good to read if it is well formatted, it need word wrapping. May be it is showing in my machine only.

  • it is good and Clear.

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