Pair Testing is an approach of software testing in which two persons sit together at the same time and place to carry out and design tests. Pair testing is a collaborative effort, versus a single-person effort. Usually, one person controls the mouse and keyboard to perform directly the tests, while the other person asks questions, takes notes, and brings more scenarios which support the testing better. When talking about pair testing, we usually imply that one tester and one developer to work together.
Session-based testing is a method to measure and manage & implement exploratory testing better. In session-based testing, the testing is limited in given timeboxes, typically 60’-120’ minutes long. Each test session has its specific goals and contains a specific portion of what needs to be tested. A session can be a UAT Test for a story, a screen, a bug, a business transaction, or a technology facing for a piece of feature. Continue reading