Difference between software and hardware testing

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Hello Everyone! This one may seem an elementary question but I just wanted to get a clear explanation as to what is the difference between software and hardware testing. How are these two tested? What are the main systems being checked for each one and what are your most recommended tools available for download online that one can use in testing a software and hardware.

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Difference between software and hardware testing

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Something discussion about software and hardware testing can give you the rest about their differences. Hardware is essential to build a electronic product. A hardware engineer must have to knowledge about it's part by part of construction and if their any problem faces they are able to solve it. Radio, TV are having hardware but what about software? IT's like something a life blood of today world of IT. But software are a math based programmed. So when a software engineer testing a software he must be a programmer. Difference is here. Programming and organizing equipment. You may see more about detail here- http://ngpanwei.com/?p=846

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And you can get hardware and software testing tools here- http://pcsupport.about.com/od/software-tools/software-tools.htm and here- http://www.uxd.com/

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Difference between software and hardware testing

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There is a big difference between the two. With software or program testing, this is the phase in the program development where the actual program needs to be tested. This is why most of software developers release beta versions of their programs. They sometimes contact or hire beta testers to test the program for problems. In this phase, the application needs to be tested thoroughly.

The tester needs to gather as much information and error so the developer can fix them. Software testing is very important so the developer can release a final or stable version. With hardware testing, the test is done to determine the compatibility of the program with the hardware or device and to discover any bugs or errors.

Like for example with a sound card and its driver, they need to do a hardware test to determine the operational limits of the driver when used on the actual sound card. When a problem arise, they can do some adjustments on the sound card as well as make modifications to the software to make it compatible with the sound card.

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