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Survey on Exploratory Software Testing in Estonia and Finland launched

Exploratory Testing is a new paradigm that is quickly gaining ground in industry. But what exactly is ET? We know what the guru's say ET should be. But what do testers actually do when they think they do ET? How do they blend ET into the commonly known test techniques, test types, test levels? Is ET used just like another test technique or is it used as new approach transforming all (or some) activities traditionally summarized under the label 'software testing'?

At the University of…


Added by Dietmar Pfahl on June 19, 2013 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

No, Testing is NOT boring

  1. No, Testing is NOT boring.

After about a year as a test analyst, I can say I've actually said the above statement a fair number of times.

Mind you, that conversation is usually had with friends who also work on IT projects (e.g. Business Analysts and Developers) where we take the mickey out of each other and tell each other how to do their jobs. So I suppose it's all in good nature.

But then often I find myself having to constantly tell…


Added by Nicola Owen on May 27, 2013 at 22:30 — 6 Comments

Defect clustering & Pesticide paradox


Many testers have observed that defects tend to cluster. This can happen because an area of the code is complex and tricky.

Testers will often use this information when making their risk assessment for planning the tests, and will focus on known Area called as 'Hot…


Added by Ranjeet Jawale on May 7, 2013 at 11:41 — 6 Comments

Prove your assumptions: a skills survey story

I’ve always been concerned about the overrating of technical skills in the testing career, probably due to my lack of technical background. I’ve stated my opinion (that is, they are important, but sometimes overrated) in several places, like in my Spanish blog (here) and,…


Added by Mauri Edo on May 5, 2013 at 17:48 — 6 Comments

Testing Community

Testing is a continuous process of putting into practice the knowledge gained and applying it as and when the context demands it.

I am in the process of unlearning and learning every day. The testing community is here to help the testers learn and grow.

For a true sense of learning every day, it is necessary to be connected with the testing community.


It is great to be a part of this community who are helping other test enthusiast's in their journey of learning…


Added by Jyothi Rangaiah on April 29, 2013 at 16:20 — No Comments

Context of the knowledge?

Yes. All knowledge has its context. Unless you know the context, you may not understand the point.“

While reading one of the latest sensations from “Amish Tripathi”, I have encountered a couple of statements that struck me hard. Below are the highlighted extracts from his sayings and my testing implications toward those.

“Any philosophy, no matter how perfect, works only for a finite period. That is…


Added by Suman on April 26, 2013 at 11:52 — 9 Comments

The TestBash 2.0 discovery

A few weeks back, I attended TestBash 2.0 and had a great time, heard interesting talks, met cool people... and made a discovery, and now I am about to tell you.

Well, not immediately, bear with me for a couple of paragraphs, ok? ;-)

According to the organisation, TestBash 2.0 is “a one day…


Added by Mauri Edo on April 11, 2013 at 21:34 — No Comments

Difference between Regression and Retesting

Difference between Regression and Retesting is most haunting software testing question asked in any interview by Interview and we normally get confuse between Regression testing and Re-testing.

We as tester do Retesting and Regression testing all our life, Whether we reach on the top of ladder of this profession or has just started the profession.

Since we people are linked with the testing of software, we all would be pretty familiar with the…


Added by Sandeep on April 11, 2013 at 5:57 — 7 Comments

How a troll killed my job at Microsoft (but will hopefully make me a better tester)

True story.

Many years ago, long before I joined my current company I was attending an interview at Microsoft in Dublin. If I recall correctly, the post for which I was being interviewed for was Test Lead for the MSAccess group.

The interview had lasted all day and…


Added by Seb Gevers on April 8, 2013 at 8:21 — 2 Comments

Guy at the watir-cooler

(What follows is a little stream-of-consciousness, the result of an ongoing fever and associated stomach bug. Apologies in advance, but I really shouldn't be at work)

April is always a quiet time of year for those of us coming off projects and waiting to move on to the next 'Big Thing'.…


Added by Seb Gevers on April 5, 2013 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

Protect Your Reputation

My last employer recently lost a major customer, so I was laid off as a part of a downsize. I immediately read through all of my resources (including the MOT resources - thanks Rosie!) and prepared a "base" resume for submission to individual companies. I contacted each person that I had recently worked with to get referrals on any jobs they might have heard about. Finally, I started my web search.

Normally, I restricted my applications to direct submissions on corporate websites for… Continue

Added by Jeff Lucas on March 12, 2013 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

Testing with mind maps

I first learnt about Mind Maps in 2011, however I started using them just recently.

In my current role, I am the sole tester of a team with 7 developers. There are no test cases to work off and no previous notes from the last tester who worked here. The more I learn about a feature I’m testing, the more complicated it gets and it’s hard to keep track of all the things I have tested/need to…


Added by Andrew Morris on February 26, 2013 at 20:52 — 11 Comments

Today Firefox 19 Released... And Here is my Bug in it.

Today: Mozilla Firefox has released 19 bugs.
Here is the link for download the new Link
Built-in PDF viewer is the new feature.

Today I have explored this new feature.
I have found a Bug with respect to Zoom Out Feature in Built-in PDF Viewer.
Steps to reproduce:

Opened a PDF File.…


Added by Srinivas Kadiyala on February 20, 2013 at 15:11 — No Comments

Some real world examples of web application testing - Lets understand the core of the defect

As a QA analyst, I am curious to know how developers fix their code when the defect is reported. In this context, please point towards some examples of commonly found defects and the coding basis of the same.

For example whats your thought for some real world defects reported here..,

Added by satheesh kumar on February 18, 2013 at 4:26 — 1 Comment

Observation as a source of truth

Seeing something with your own eyes does not necessarily make it true.

In one of my previous testing roles, I was testing a software application which produced

image output files using custom hardware input devices. While I was working with a

developer at his computer, he opened an image file which exhibited characteristics I

hadn't seen before when testing this product. I went to discuss the abnormality with our

image processing expert (let's call him Matt),…


Added by Kim Engel on February 17, 2013 at 10:27 — 3 Comments

Bug in JagranJosh website

The bug I found in JagranJosh website (No. 1 Indian educational website)

go to the link

click on this link …


Added by Shubhi Barua on January 31, 2013 at 13:56 — 1 Comment

Bug in SCRIBD Website


Here is the Bug I found on (The World’s Largest Online Library)

Login In to this..

Go to the Below Link:

Click the Download or Print.

The application shows three options: PDF / WORD /…


Added by Srinivas Kadiyala on January 30, 2013 at 15:33 — 1 Comment

Tester In You

Tester in You
There lies a tester in each one of us, since we all subconsciously perform testing on each and every task we do, in order to ensure everything is Ok; Just like when a child is born, the mother does ample of testing to ensure that her child is able to hear/see/smell/taste et al.
*I have always considered rule-breaking as a pre-requisite to out-of-the-box thinking. Unless and until we break rules, we cannot find loop…

Added by Moushumee Bhowmick on January 30, 2013 at 7:31 — No Comments

What to consider when Browser compatibility testing

1. Identify Browsers - First we need to define what browsers will need to be tested on which environments. The Analytic's team can usually help with this task as they will have upto date browser usage data.


Further things to consider

-       Browser compatibility modes (This is important as some sites force certain…


Added by kanthan siva on January 28, 2013 at 9:25 — No Comments

Hi software testing club

Hi all, I am a new member. Now I'm a student but i want to figure out software testing

Added by Quynh Anh on January 22, 2013 at 13:21 — 4 Comments

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