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is software testing part of validation or verification?

what is the dif bet inspection and review?
Permalink alpha kappa 
March 13th, 2007 7:32pm
There are supposedly differences. Verification is typically is it to spec. Validation is does it work.

Though what the difference is I have no idea. To me the goal is to figure out if something works. Testing is one way to do that. You can run calculations, look at drawings, etc.

Inspect and review may have some similar artificial difference, but I don't know that one.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 13th, 2007 7:45pm
Actually the difference is that verification is to see if you have built it right (i.e. it works) and validation is to see if you have built the right it (i.e. that it serves the purpose it was intended for).
Permalink Practical Geezer 
March 14th, 2007 7:04am
Testing can serve both purposes, by the way.
Permalink Practical Geezer 
March 14th, 2007 7:06am
all are exercises in semantic-fuckery.

Are you where you want to be or not? If not, what do you do about it?
Permalink $-- 
March 14th, 2007 8:38am

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