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word suggestion: fuzzer, fuzzing
« on: July 19, 2021, 03:01:37 AM »
I wasn't surprised when fuzzer was not accepted in the 7-by-many UNFROZE puzzle as it is relatively new. But fuzzing has become well-established in the computer programming world. A fuzzer is an automated software testing program; fuzzing is the technique.

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Re: word suggestion: fuzzer, fuzzing
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 02:39:19 PM »
This is recent enough that I never encountered it during my IT career. The word is listed in Wiktionary, which gives a few usage examples. The word can also be found in software development books like Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance (2008), by Takanen, Demott and Miller.

Fuzzer will be accepted in future as a rare word. Fuzzing is already accepted, thanks to various verb senses of the word fuzz: to make or become fuzzy, etc.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2021, 02:42:26 PM by Alan W »
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Re: word suggestion: fuzzer, fuzzing
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 12:24:22 AM »
Thanks, Alan!