User Acceptance Testing (UAT)


Definition: User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is a process to obtain approval, by the owner or client of an object under test, through beta testing to confirm that the modification or addition meets the mutually agreed-upon requirements. UAT is a form of beta testing.

What This Means: UAT is absolutely essential to validate that the application(s) or service(s) being developed meet the actual business need of the customer. Although the technical functionality of the application or service can be determined in unit or integration testing you must put the application or service in front of the end-user or their proxy in order to make a final determination for pre-release.


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