Mirrors, Rockets, and Lives: Considering the Limits of Testing

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Mirrors, Rockets, and Lives: Considering the Limits of Testing

Posted June 30, 2002 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies


The word "test" is derived from the Latin word testun, an earthen pot or vessel used for assaying metals to determine the presence or measure the weight of various elements [2]. The act of testing is the process of establishing confidence that a program or system does what it is supposed to [1].