How is adhoc testing used in software testing?
When a software testing performed without proper planning and documentation, it is said to be Adhoc Testing.
Adhoc methods are the least formal type of testing as it is NOT a structured approach. Ad hoc Testing does not follow any structured way of testing and it is randomly done on any part of the application. AD HOC TESTING, also known as Random Testing or Monkey Testing
2. Why Adhoc Testing used?
Adhoc testing can be performed when there is limited time to do exhaustive testing. Adhoc testing can be done at any point in time whether it’s beginning, middle, or end of the project testing. This testing can also be done when the time is very limited and detailed testing is required. However, this testing can be done only when the testers are having complete knowledge of the product.
Ad hoc testing does not require elaborate planning, documentation, and test-case designs. Instead, it saves time due to its ad hoc nature, and by selecting testers who are creative and have prior knowledge of the application’s functionality. This testing can help find more defects than planned testing.
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