Pesticide Paradox - Definition - Basic concepts of Software Testing

Q.  What is Pesticide Paradox?
- Published on 29 Jul 15

a. If the same tests are repeated over and over again , eventually the same set of test cases will no longer find any new bugs.
b. A small number of modules contain most of the defects.
c. Testing can show that defects are present , but can not prove that there are no defects.
d. Finding and fixing defects does not help if the system built is unusable and does not fulfill the users need and expectations.

ANSWER: If the same tests are repeated over and over again , eventually the same set of test cases will no longer find any new bugs.
 

    Discussion

  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 25 Nov 15

    - Pesticide paradox means if the same tests are repeated over and over again , eventually the same set of test cases will no longer find new bugs.

    - To overcome this pesticide paradox, the test cases are require to be reviewed and revised.

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