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Monday, August 16, 2010

Overview of Error Handling Testing and its use.

Error handling refers to the anticipation, detection, and resolution of programming, application, and communications errors. Development errors occur in the form of syntax and logic errors can be prevented. A run-time error takes place during the execution of a program, and usually happens because of adverse system parameters or invalid input data.

The objectives of error handling testing are :
- Application system recognizes all expected error conditions.
- Accountability of processing errors has been assigned and procedures provide a high probability that errors will be properly corrected.
- During correction process reasonable control is maintained over errors.

How to use

- A group of knowledgeable people are required to anticipate what can go wrong in the application system.
- All the application knowledgeable people assemble to integrate their knowledge of user area, auditing and error tracking is needed.
- Logical test error conditions should be created based on this assimilated information.

Error handling testing can be used throughout the SDLC. The impact that the errors produce should be judged and steps should be taken to reduce them to an acceptable level. It is used to assist in error handling management process.

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