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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jyothi Rangaiah on April 29, 2013 at 16:20 — No Comments
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…
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
(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'.…Continue
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 Srinivas Kadiyala on February 20, 2013 at 15:11 — No Comments
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..,http://globalminima.wordpress.com/
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),…
The bug I found in JagranJosh website (No. 1 Indian educational website)
go to the link
click on this link …Continue
Here is the Bug I found on www.Scribd.com (The World’s Largest Online Library)
Login In to this..
Go to the Below Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/67173512/Installing-SQL-Server-2008-R2-on-Windows-Server-2008-R2
Click the Download or Print.
The application shows three options: PDF / WORD /…
Added by Moushumee Bhowmick on January 30, 2013 at 7:31 — No Comments
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 all, I am a new member. Now I'm a student but i want to figure out software testing