Michael Bolton on Testing vs. Checking Henrik Emilsson

I just want to promote a really good blog post written by Michael Bolton where he describes the difference between Testing and Checking:
http://www.developsense.com/2009/08/testing-vs-checking.html

I wish that many managers, testers and developers read this post…

Cheers,
Henrik

2 Comments
Michael Bolton August 31st, 2009

I wish that many managers, testers and developers read this post.

Or you could read it to them. :)

Thanks for the kind words, Henrik.

—Michael B.

Martin Jansson September 1st, 2009

Michael! You are our hero, but you know that don’t ya? =)

The developers in my team read it as well and thought it was an eye opener.

I guess we should start to look closer at what words we and our co-workers use in our daily work around testing. I am sure phrases such as “Test if it works!” comes up every now and then. Would also be interesting to see how checking, verification, validation and testing is used.