Many defects only occur when a combination of inputs or events occur that interact with each other. However, if you were to test every combination of inputs it may take years especially with today’s complex systems. How do you choose which combination of inputs? Pairwise testing. Pairwise testing is a combinatorial technique for reducing the number of test cases without drastically compromising functional coverage, in order to get more ‘bang for the buck’.
Philip Lew explains the nuts and bolts of pairwise testing, how to incorporate pairwise testing into your test design and planning, and when to use other combinatorial techniques. Learn about some of the tools that can be used as Phil examines when and when not to use pairwise testing, some of its advantages and limitations. He’ll also provide a live demonstration of using pairwise testing and more.
Philip Lew CEO of XBOSoft, oversees strategy, operations and business development since founding the Company in 2006. His broad experience spans across deep technical expertise as a software engineer, advising on technology and business processes to founding companies such as Pulse Technologies Inc, a leader in contact center systems integration, until it’s acquisition by EIS International. In a space of 25 years he has served as an Ernst and Young Consultant, led the Systems Integrations Services Group at EIS, held roles at executive level both in USA and Europe and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Alaska Pacific University. As well as presenting at leading worldwide conferences such as STPCon, PNSQC and Better Software East-West, StarEast-West, his papers have been published in ACM, IEEE, Project Management Technology, Telecommunications Magazine, Call Center Magazine, TeleProfessional, and DataPro Research Reports.