boundary value analysis

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boundary value analysis definition

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A test data selection technique in which values are chosen to lie along data extremes. Boundary values include maximum, minimum, just inside/outside boundaries, typical values, and error values. The hope is that, if a systems works correctly for these special values then it will work correctly for all values in between.
(1996-05-10)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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