The other day I’ve been asked on a conference if it is ethical that I’m sometimes not reporting bugs. I compared this to ethics of a doctor who does not tell all the truth to a patient when there is nothing they cure, but only tell to the patients’ relatives. I want to expand this topic a bit.
What are the bugs I’m not reporting
So first of – it’s not a habit of mine to hide bugs. But neither it’s a tabu. However there should be a reason for me to do that. Have you ever…Continue
My talk at the Metro Apps Seminar today. It was to an adventurous bunch of non-developers with no prior experience for the most part in building their own mobile applications from scratch.
I only have a brief experience to share, a few weeks back I approached a group of start-up gaming companies in Ultimo, the start-ups are at a similar stage to yourself, testing their beta applications, before they port them over to iPhone, iPad, Android and web platforms. So I offered them…Continue
Added by Catherine Karena on June 19, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
Just like to say hello... im new to this and any advice you would have for a newbie woiuld be great. :) I have been working in Testing and QA for over 10 years and still love it and currently Im working on up skilling with PERL, Python, MySQL and other langs and tools.
Anyway this seem like a great site and looking forward to work and sharing infomation with you all :)
Sotunde, a former lecturer of mine, refers to quality as a wall dividing consumers from providers. On the inside of the wall, technical metrics and testing can assess a product's fitness for purpose. However, from the outside, consumer perception of the usefulness and usability is key. This theory ties in neatly with other theories from testing and information management, not least of which is the Theory of Broken…Continue
I might not be very good about writing things by myself, but from time to time, I find nice posts that I would like to share. Let me introduce you to Carles Climent and his blog. http://www.carlescliment.com/
I first met Carles Climent one day he was hosting a talk about quality in software development. The talk was in Aureka, the company he was working in. It was a nice talk, where we talked about testing and…Continue
Added by Jokin Aspiazu on June 4, 2012 at 12:46 — No Comments
Bugs for me - a software tester – are the means to describe and impact quality of the software I tests. Most of the bugs just tell you what I did, what I get and what I expected instead. Some bugs are stronger, some weaker (not everyone expect what I do). But everyone could repeat my experience and understand what I mean.
Quality is not as simple. Quality is “how good they think it is”, not just how good it is. Depending on your context (mood, hunger,…) you could make different…Continue
There's fantastic support in Sydney for incubator and start-up companies. Academy of Interactive runs a Sydney Incubator Program on Harris street, CBD and that's where on a sunny Friday we found ourselves. A handful of UTS (University of Technology Sydney) programming students and myself were allowed to come in and have our first hands-on experience testing applications. In this case, games in beta stage for web, mobiles and tablets. For pre-cautionary purposes I also brought along…Continue
So STC has got wind of a testing conference over in Sweden called "Lets Test". They needed a private dic to investigate so I stepped up to the challenge to see what I could find out...
Its certainly an interesting case - its a testing conference, masking itself as being context-driven. This is very interesting and partly why I've taken it on. I've been hearing rumours about the context-driven…Continue
Many detractors criticize Exploratory Testing because of lack of rigor and "seriousness".
In this paper, I'll intend to offer a real vision that help to…
I’m testing web service and all my tests are automated, each have it’s setup (crate data), testing (do actions with data) and clean-up (delete data)…Continue
Added by Ainars Galvans on April 18, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Confucius.
To me this phrase was taunting...
I regularly saw this phrase proven to be true for other people, and it became a background goal for me (which is a convenient term I've coined meaning a goal which you think about seldom and do nothing to achieve, eg climb Mt Everest).
I've always enjoyed doing things which I'm good at. Over the years I was successfully advancing my…
My son is four years old. He started school in September and is the youngest in his year. Many think he is at least a year older – this is only betrayed by his four-year-old lack of urgency or respect for convention and reluctance to do what he is asked – because of his grasp of the English language.
He recently received the game…Continue
Well, I'm finished. A whole 5 days of training... It's been a long time since I attended a training course that went for a full 5 days (2004 I think was the last time - That was another testing certification course). And what better way to write my first STC Blog post. :0)
Now... I won't be talking about the pros and cons of certification. I will focus more on the content of the course. There wasn't anything 'mindblowingly' (my new word) new to me. There were no…Continue
I'm not really sure if it's 50 hours I've now done or more, to be honest I suspect it's more. After many hours working on the Ruby goodness on trains, plains and ... hotel rooms it's a bit tricky to keep a tight track on what's been done.
Ah, yes... all that travel is because I've been called to site to deliver some Client work hands-on, after so many months living the Lab life in Spain too! Oh well can't complain :)…Continue
Added by Mark Crowther on March 20, 2012 at 23:07 — No Comments
This comes from Wikipedia:
Regression testing is to determine whether a change in one part of the software affects other parts of the software
This is not wrong, but it’s incomplete. Discovering that “a change in one part of the software affects other parts of the software”…Continue
Last weekend, I started reading the book "Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovations" by Phil McKinney, the retired HP CTO. It started out as a typical self-help book, but I had hopes that it would provide some insight into innovation in software testing. I wasn't disappointed - here are some of the insights I gleaned from the the first few introductory pages of the book. As in my previous blogs, I like to separate ideas and text I interpret from the author…Continue
Rain, rain, rain... and a weekend in. Which works well as I get more hours to practice a bit of Ruby.
In the post on data from text files I noticed there was a call to a method file_search that wasn't in the attached file, cool... The reason was that I couldn't get it to work and so took it out.
After a jolly sojourn learning various bits about Ruby I've decided to head back over to Everyday Scripting with Ruby and pick up where I left off. I've started to go round in circles somewhat with what I was picking up myself, re-using what I currently know so time to crack on with the directed study.
Racing onto Chapter 6 Brian starts to cover the…Continue
Added by Mark Crowther on February 16, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments