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testbed includes test cases and test environments?
I need to know whether test bed also includes test cases or not and also is there any difference between test bed and test environment?
Answer to question 1. Test bed may not includes test cases. Because some time we may have to conduct testing without test cases, but testing is not possible without test bed.
Answer to question 2. Test bed and test environment are the same. It consists of hardware, network topology, Operating System, configuration of the system and test data. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:43, August 23, 2007 (UTC)
Software Test Beds
Software test beds are also very commonly referred to as sandboxes. Perhaps a link to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_%28software_development%29
may be appropriate.
Merriam-Webster: a vehicle (as an airplane) used for testing new equipment (as engines or weapons systems)
The term preceded the field of computing. Merriam-Webster online gave this definition:
a vehicle (as an airplane) used for testing new equipment (as engines or weapons systems); broadly : any device, facility, or means for testing something in development
The article as it stands gives the misleading impression that "testbed" originated with and pertains only to computing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:50, 17 September 2014 (UTC)