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Compatibility Testing:

Compatibility testing is done to check that the system/application is compatible with the working environment. For example if it is a web based application then the browser compatibility is tested. If it is a installable application/product then the Operating system compatibility is tested. Compatibility testing verifies that your product functions correctly on a wide variety of hardware, software, and network configurations. Tests are run on a matrix of platform hardware configurations including High End, Core Market, and Low End.

 

Alpha Testing:

Testing performed by actual customers at the developer’s site.

 

Beta Testing:

Testing performed by actual customers at their site (customers site)."

 

Acceptance Testing:

Formal testing conducted to enable a user, customer or other authorized entity to determine whether to accept a system or component.

 

Static Testing:

The intention to find defects/bugs without executing the software or the code is called static testing. Example: Review, Walkthrough, CIP(Code Inspection Procedure). Static testing is a form of software testing where the software isn't actually used. It is generally not detailed testing, but checks mainly for the sanity of the code, algorithm, or document. It is primarily syntax checking of the code and/or manually reviewing the code or document to find errors. This type of testing can be used by the developer who wrote the code, in isolation. Code reviews, inspections and walkthroughs are also used.

 

Dynamic testing:

Dynamic testing is nothing but functional testing. It is used to test software by executing it.

 

i18n / Internationalization:

Here 18 refers for the number of letters between the first i and last n in Internationalization. Internationalization is the process of designing a software application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes. Internationalization is the process of designing and coding a product so it can perform properly when it is modified for use in different languages and locales.

 

L10N / Localization:

Here 10 refers for the number of letters between the first L and last n in Localization. Localization is the process of adapting internationalized software for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text. Localization is the process of adapting a globalized application to a particular culture/locale. Localizing an application requires a basic understanding of the character sets typically used in modern software development and an understanding of the issues associated with them. Localization includes the translation of the application user interface and adapting graphics for a specific culture/locale. The localization process can also include translating any help content associated with the application.