Can any one the correct definition,Comments are welcome..........

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Comment by Anna Borovcová on May 8, 2011 at 2:53pm

I disagree with all previous one.

It can be planed and documented. It is even recomended that you do some informal plan and documentation. See book Exploratory Software Testing by James A. Whittaker.


Also you can use it even when you have hundreds of pages about the system and requirements are clear, so the other definitions are not correct either. 


Exploratory testing is simultaneous learning, test design and test execution. You use your intuition and you choose your next test based on what you notice during the previous one.It is the testing in the most basic, fun and creative way.


For formal definition I would use the one from ISTBQ glossary:

"Exploratory testing: An informal test design technique where the tester actively controls the
design of the tests as those tests are performed and uses information gained while testing to
design new and better tests."

This is based on James Bach: Exploratory Testing, in: E. van Veenendaal, The Testing Practitioner –
2nd edition, UTN Publishing, 2004, ISBN 90-72194-65-9.


Comment by saurabh kumar sinha on May 6, 2011 at 2:13pm

The Black Box Testing Technique which is performed without planing and documentation.

Correct me if  any???

Comment by Arnab Bera on April 28, 2011 at 12:02am

Its a type of testing where the tester does not have the full information about the functionality to be tested. 

Tester simultaneously "explores" the system while working on test design/ execution. 

Comment by arun motoori on April 27, 2011 at 3:19pm

Exploratory Testing is performed to explore the functionality when the requirements are not clear


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