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The Trap of Exploratory Context Collapse

I recently heard the term “context collapse” in a podcast discussing the possible flight of the younger audience from some social media applications. It is unclear who originally coined the term in the early 2000's, which initially referred generically to the overlapping circles on social media leading to a poster's inability to focus on a single audience. In the podcast, the meaning was more specifically defined to identify the clash of…


Added by Jeff Lucas on March 8, 2014 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Suggestion to Increase your test efficiency.

The top management of the organization spends huge money on testing to get good return on investment, customer satisfaction and “good will”. Hence the quality of testing directly impacts all these factors.


A "Feel of Disappointment" or "Feel of Pressure" is seen when a bug is reported by the customers post release of your product. And every time a bug comes from the field, you are prone answer some annoying questions like,




Added by Sure N Dar on March 8, 2014 at 6:17 — 6 Comments

Convert a Defect into a Innovation

Great scientists often can change a defect into an asset by turning a problem around.  Hamming explains at Bell Labs he wasn’t given the required human staff to write programs for the computers.  Other companies would readily give him staff, but he felt the “exciting people were at Bell Labs.”  From this limitation came his insight that the machines might be able to write programs themselves, which forced him into the field of automatic programming very early.  If he had the ideal…


Added by Madhava Verma Dantuluri on March 6, 2014 at 4:00 — No Comments

Defect Removal process

In the recent past,IT projects are spending more time in arriving at 'defect prediction', 'defect detection', defect prevention' activities as this plays a key driver for the overall QUALITY of the product / project.

Out of this, defect removal efficiency is the one which is getting more important to the project teams as this is one of the measurement to assess the quality of the project team delivery.

Added by Madhava Verma Dantuluri on February 21, 2014 at 5:31 — 4 Comments

Rapid testing

Did you ever faced an challenge where your developer suddenly came and requested your help to do a quick rapid testing on his new application. How did you reacted? Did you asked him to give you the acceptance tests, requirements document, specifications, test data etc.... OR straight jumped into one hour rapid testing.

Rapid testing is indispensable when you are asked to test something on short notice, off the top of your head, early in the development process, or when you're in the…


Added by Madhava Verma Dantuluri on February 18, 2014 at 6:28 — 2 Comments

Software Testing World Cup

Last week I came across the information of the Software Testing World Cup ( A competition worldwide between testers around the world.

I've also blogged about on Bytes don't Bite, a blog that usually write at.

Added by José Carréra on February 17, 2014 at 18:07 — 1 Comment

Testing in the Age of Steam

One often discussed topic is the future of testing. Normally, that discussion starts from the standpoint that testing is at it's pinnacle today and has improved enormously from the past. However, faster release times and changes in team structures make it unclear whether there is a role for the tester in the future. The “Death of Testing” discussions and blogs are an all-too-common starting point for most discussions of the testing future, like looking into dark, gloomy…


Added by Jeff Lucas on February 2, 2014 at 18:51 — 1 Comment

Coding and testing are two different field and should be done with two different mind set and skill .

Few of my testing colleagues like to code and design, but i am having different approach towards testing. I believe tester should do testing rather than spending his time while coding and designing.  My colleagues love to do coding but I have found that they love to code but bugs find out by them is low on terms of quality, because they think like developer rather then tester. They are using and upgrading their coding skill on daily bases but i firmly believe if tester would start coding and…


Added by Pranav Jha on January 28, 2014 at 21:38 — 19 Comments

Is it necessary to validate HTML & CSS?

Is it necessary to validate HTML & CSS?

Well, according to me the answer is yes. HTML & CSS should be validated when a page is written, when each time a page is changed, and also sometimes on a regular basis even though you haven't changed your page just to check the compatibility with any new additions.

That seems pretty simple and clear, but why to validate HTML & CSS? Validating HTML does several helps make sure of various things, like whether the page…


Added by Milin Patel on January 27, 2014 at 6:30 — 2 Comments

Write better Ruby code by writting tests

Hello Everyone ,I am new in testing environment and I would like to know more about writing tests. Recently I have started programming in Ruby (Rails 2,3,4) and I am trying to write clear and efficient code ,could you please advise me what is the best/good methods/resources ,to learn test techniques like Minitest Rspec Cucumber. Maybe groups or events what i should attend or join.

Your help greatly appreciated.

Thank you


Added by Deniss Bohanovs on January 23, 2014 at 16:26 — 2 Comments

Adhoc testing - Types and Best Practices

Adhoc testing is an informal testing type with an aim to break the system. This testing is usually an unplanned activity . It does not follow any test design techniques to create test cases. In fact is does not create test cases altogether! This testing is primarily performed if the knowledge of testers in the system under test is very high. Testers randomly test the application without any test cases or any business requirement document.

Types of adhoc testing…


Added by Manu Bhardwaj on January 14, 2014 at 12:19 — 3 Comments

ISTQB Certified

Hello Everyone,

I am ISTQB Certified and would like to solve any queries for people trying to aim for ISTQB Foundation Level.

Added by Juhi Bansal on January 13, 2014 at 10:43 — 11 Comments

How Crowd Testing Act as Ideal Framework for Community Innovation

Coming up with an idea of a new software product for community and watching the ideas take shape and transform to reality is always an inspiring and a challenging experience. After all, it is an innovative touch to a product that escalates it from being good to exceptionally great. Such a similar challenge is faced by testers as well, who have to contemplate whether the software would be readily accepted by people of diverse landscapes or not; whether the software would run properly in…


Added by Mack Gill on January 10, 2014 at 10:43 — 1 Comment

Test for quality over quantity

“Here’s 10,000 bugs… good luck!” Testers, please don’t ever shoot for quantity. Identifying the most important bugs and glitches, and helping the company or developer make sense of the bugs is ten times more helpful then testing for mere volume.

Added by Manu Bhardwaj on January 9, 2014 at 11:58 — 2 Comments

Context and Nothing

I am currently reading the book “Why Does the World Exist?” by author Jim Holt. It is a series of philosophical discussions on “Why is there something rather than nothing?” which touches on the Big Bang, religion, being and other minor aspects everyday living. It is one of those books that I read a chapter, then have to sit back, think about it, and sleep on it before proceeding.

During one of these cogitation periods, a common theme of the discussions in the book struck me that…


Added by Jeff Lucas on January 2, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Performing Effective Ad-HOC testing

As we all know its the biggest challenge when your PM says to you "Application is released from development side now we don't have enough time to perform in deep testing " so what will you do randomly check some feature without any plan I know planning is not required in AD-HOC but still you need some sort of plan to make it effective. Bellow i will show you how I tackle such situation.

(Normally tester performing AD HOC testing knows List of major features and Client Requirements…


Added by Fahad Shiekh on December 9, 2013 at 5:34 — No Comments

Use E-Mails for Testing and Bugtracking

Everyone who has read some posts of mine will have the impression that I am a strong supporter of test documentation. While this is still true, I recently made a completely new experience at work in our 3-dev Scrum team.

Guess everybody knows that user stories consist of some tasks and every single task will go through some testing, in our case directly by the dev team. Since a single task isn't too big, we settled with writing just an email with a small protocol (3 to 10…


Added by Andreas Kleffel on December 5, 2013 at 20:03 — 3 Comments

Using WordPress for Test Documentation

Since some time I am experimenting with WordPress for documentation. Let me share that little idea.

A "blogged" test protocol might look like this:…


Added by Andreas Kleffel on November 30, 2013 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

A little confused with definition! If it is true or misconception.

I have started software testing a year before. Worked on multiple projects including desktop and web based Applications. At the initial stage I had a training on software testing that gave me a complete theoretical knowledge on STLC and all about software testing what any one need to know before being a professional tester. But as time passed out and I started getting more and more into software testing my theoretical knowledge started conflicting with real life experience in many concepts.I…


Added by Chandan Singh Rathod on November 27, 2013 at 17:56 — No Comments

Benefits of Cross Platform Smartphone App Development

With the mobile industry taking over the world in the past few years, there has been a steady and continuous demand for Smartphone applications. The devices being used are getting more powerful with each passing day, due to its wide reach and easy accessibility. Owing to this many businesses are adapting mobile technology to tap their targeted commercial and industrial markets. The two most popular platforms where mobile app developers are focusing these days are iOS and Android. However,…


Added by Mack Gill on November 21, 2013 at 4:58 — No Comments

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