Have now worked through Chapter 3 of the book, entitled ‘Static Testing’. This took about 3 hours to work through. This chapter deals with the static techniques area of software testing – where software is tested without executing it. This can lead to finding errors and defects before code is written/executed and can lead to making corrections earlier in the life cycle and thus easier and cheaper to fix.
Two static testing techniques are covered – the first of these is the Review and the second is Static Analysis.

The topics covered are:

  • Background to static techniques
  • Reviews and the test process
  • Static analysis by tools