software testing terms

Can you help me understand how these terms relate?
Smoke Test
Buddy Test
Shadow Test
Build Verification Test (BVT)

Thank you!
John DarbyPMAsked:
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stu215Connect With a Mentor Systems AnalystCommented:
Smoke Testing
[ Note : Scroll down to the part about softwre development the top is not related ]

Buddy Testing

BVT Testing

Couldnt find shadow testing... closest thing i found was shadow system...
John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Thanks Stu...I found the definition we use in MSIT for Shadow Testing. It is testing which runs parallel to the mainstream testing workflows and used as private testing for functional or unit adjunctive testing.
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