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destructive testing

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Destructive testing, in an IT context, is a software assessment method used to find points of failure in a program. Essentially, the method involves interacting with the software incorrectly, for example entering data that is corrupt or in the wrong format, to determine whether the application would fail were an end user to make that error. 

 

This was last updated in December 2012

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