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

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Smoke Testing
[ Note : Scroll down to the part about softwre development the top is not related ]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_testing

Buddy Testing
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/software-engineering-and-development/software-testing/9788177581218/ad-hoc-testing/ch10lev1sec2

BVT Testing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Build_verification_test

Couldnt find shadow testing... closest thing i found was shadow system...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_system
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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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