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pair programmingUK

An agile software development practice in which two programmers work together on one workstation. [Reference: extremeprogramming.org]

pair testingUK

An approach in which two team members simultaneously collaborate on testing a work product.

pairwise integration testingUK

A type of integration testing that targets pairs of components that work together as shown in a call graph.

pairwise testingUK

A black-box test technique in which test cases are designed to exercise pairs of parameter-value pairs. [Reference: After ISO 29119-4]

par sheet testingUK

Testing to determine that the game returns the correct mathematical results to the screen, to the players' accounts, and to the casino account.

Pareto analysisUK

A statistical technique in decision making that is used for selection of a limited number of factors that produce significant overall effect. In terms of quality improvement, a large majority of problems (80%) are produced by a few key causes (20%).

pass/fail criteriaUK

1. Decision rules used to determine whether a test item has passed or failed. [Reference: After ISO 29119]

2. decision rules used to determine whether a test item, or feature of a test item, has passed or failed after testing

password crackingUK

A security attack recovering secret passwords stored in a computer system or transmitted over a network. [Reference: after NIST.IR.7298]