After noticing some problems with our traditional test reporting, we were on the lookout for a better solution. Could a low-tech testing dashboard really replace test case metrics and summary reports? After this experiment, we’re convinced it can! The problem We noticed that our traditional test reporting approach had a few problems: A single person [...]
In testing there is always So very much to do, Regressing the old, Exploring the new. But in all the jobs, In my neat bag of tricks, None is as much fun as, Retesting defects. Before the question, Of will it now work? Maybe a comment, “As-designed (stupid jerk)” Usually the coder Is rather impressed, [...]
This is a featured blog post. Original one is here – http://www.testingthefuture.net/2010/03/hidden-treasures-for-everyone/ How many of you, developers, are aware of the impact of comments in the source code? How many of you, testers, check the pages source code during software testing? As a trainer of security courses I met a lot of testers and developers [...]
Testers’ activity from the blogosphere Well, what a summer the last few months have been (at least in the northern hemisphere). It’s been a period of long lazy days (with an easy-to-read testing article), sizzling BBQ days (reading a sometimes well-done, sometimes saucy, sometimes an unexpected flavour in an article), some scorching days (reading an [...]
Software testing can sometimes seem like an Olympic event. Lots of training, hours of dedicated work, paying plenty of attention to time, lengthy preparation and perseverance are all qualities shared by athletes and software testers, so what other lessons could we learn from the list of Olympic sports? Archery: Targeting bugs can be a hit-and-miss [...]
An Approach to Building Relationships in the Workplace One of my favourite aspects of my current job as an IT Consultant is that I work on many different projects in any given year, for multiple clients. I have met lots of wonderful (some wacky) people over the course of these projects and I can honestly [...]
I’m currently working on a book that presents 50+ case studies of how teams apply agile acceptance testing practices in different contexts. While working on the manuscript, I ran into the same problem we often have when writing automated acceptance tests and specifications. The terminology has to be consistent to make sense, but we don’t [...]
Problems with the Q-word in the testing-domain. I have a problem with ‘quality’ – not quality, but ‘quality’ – the word, especially in the test-specific domain. Why? It’s a word and concept that has so much priming for different people that (1) It means different things (as a concept) to different groupings; (2) There are [...]
The adoption of Cloud Computing services promises to revolutionize the software testing industry, turning it into a more efficient and customer-friendly market As Cloud Computing gains momentum, the testing industry is going through an overall change. While small and mid-size vendors were the first to understand the full potential Cloud services offer, large corporations remained on [...]
Better Test Offers a Solution: How a contact lens fiasco provides insights into software test As Test Engineers it is easy to get so mired in the flotsam and jetsam of our daily tasks that it affects our judgment as to the severity of a bug, the priority of a fix, or what really constitutes [...]
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