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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

Key items to test when testing an eCommerce solution


When testing an eCommerce site, there are number of areas which must be considered for testing. This article is not meant to be a complete list, but is to be used as more of a guide for test teams working on online retail software. Requirements and the Risks between different projects and businesses will always differ, and this should always be the focus of our testing.



- Data Import Testing. If your software…


Added by Jamie Lees on November 19, 2013 at 15:12 — 1 Comment

How to handle security certification errors using selenium web drivers & eclipse

Below is one of the approach on how to handle https (i.e. approves security certificate) for websites when your test script is being executed for Internet Explorer.

While accessing any website, you may have come across the message that is shown below;…


Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on November 18, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

A survey on static code analysis tools

Hi group members,

As part of our research on Static Code Analysis technologies (inspections, reviews, walkthroughs, and static analysis tools) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), we are conducting a survey aims at reflecting current state-of-practice in the field as well as identifying and bridging the gap between research and industry.

Please provide us…


Added by I Saeed on November 17, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments

Selenium 2.0 WebDriver – How to Configure Selenium Webdriver in Eclipse and execute some simple test script.

Steps to install Selenium web driver in Eclipse:

Step 1: Install Java on your computer.

Download and install the Java Software Development Kit (JDK). You download the JDK file from this location:…


Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on November 11, 2013 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Few basic tips that we need to keep in mind for testing Desktop Applications

Depending on the mode of accessibility, the softwares are often broadly classified into two significant categories, Web Applications and Desktop Applications. Typically a desktop application is a software utility that resides on a standalone machine which may or may not support communication among other machines through LAN/Intranet. Such applications are meant to cater the static needs of the customers. Unlike the web-applications these ones can only be accessed on the…


Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on October 19, 2013 at 1:38 — No Comments

Finding the right mix with your Testing Methods

Any comprehensive testing strategy is going to rely on the right mix of tests for the product. There are various methodologies that can be employed, but rather than viewing them as separate, discrete approaches, it is worth remembering that they all lie on a common continuum. At one end we have mechanistic automated testing, and we pass through scripting, beyond exploratory testing, and on to private and public betas at the opposite end.

The testing journey starts from a tightly…


Added by Sellers Smith on October 14, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments

WebDriver- Java code to select Browser

I was trying to run my script in other browsers like IE and chrome.

Came up with below code to select any browser you set.

Before that you will need to download the browse driver file for IE and Chrome, as highlighted below.

Download and save those in local drive. Provide that…


Added by Prakash on October 11, 2013 at 8:55 — 3 Comments

iSQI CTAL-TM_UK & CTFL_UK Exam by International Software Quality Institute

What is a CTAL-TM_UK test?

A CTAL-TM_UK test is a test that is provided by the International Software Quality Institute, better known as the ISQI provides for young and hardworking IT personnel. Any person that is in a field related to IT or is in an IT based field can register for this exam and can try to pass it. If a person wants to appear for the exam, they will first need to register themselves and enroll themselves. After doing that, they will be able to appear for the…


Added by Mary Desilva on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

How to create test plan in Jmeter ?

How to create test plan in Jmeter ?

1. Download the binary

You can get the binary here.

2. Unzip the tarball/zip file

I extracted it file to /Users/theo/tools/jakarta-jmeter-2.3.1

3. Start up JMeter- It seem like to (Double click on Jmeter.bat files)

 Create a Test Plan:

4. Create a Thread Group:

Thread Group:

Thread Group is the beginning point of any Test Plan. Thread Group is set of request that simulate the user actions…


Added by YogiKag on September 5, 2013 at 12:24 — No Comments

Smart testing with web browser add-on(s)

My relationship with add-on(s)

Web browser add-on(s) have been very helpful in my testing activity. When I explored and landed on I was blessed to be there. I downloaded very few add-on(s) first and then I continued my journey of exploring web browser add-on(s). With the journey, I could see…


Added by Santhosh S Tuppad on July 5, 2013 at 5:58 — 6 Comments

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