The State of Testing 2017 report provides insights into the adoption of test techniques, practices, and test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. This is fourth time that this survey has been done. InfoQ held an interview with the organizers of the State of Testing survey.
Quite a lot of testers often miss out on the mindset necessary for the testing and delivery of quality products. Sometimes it seems that quality consciousness is missing. This article is about how I discovered a way to grow my test mindset, and how my discovery has been useful in enhancing my testing skills.
Just like during test execution process using an ‘exploratory’ technique, which is guided by a great deal of solid analytical thinking and a good portion of randomness, we can reuse or automate scripts to achieve similar results. All you need is a well-designed test automation solution and a bit of patience. Read the article to learn how you can use this approach in your testing activities.
The book Effective Debugging by Diomidis Spinellis describes 66 different approaches for effective debugging of applications and systems.
How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2
Mike Talks, Test Manager at Datacom, gave a talk at the Agile New Zealand 2015 conference on Deprogramming the Cargo Cult of Testing. Afterwards he explained why agile testing needs deprogramming 1
The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.
After a flurry of activity from thier open working group Swagger 2.0 was officially released in September 2014. Since then responsibliity for leading Swagger would be handed over to SmartBear.
With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?
Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
We mostly ship software by date, prioritizing what we think is important, and shipping once out app passes a certain quality level. But can we tell the readiness status of our application?