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October 13th, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Concepts
Don’t you all love the compare and contrast themed articles? I know I do. It is such a great way to invite thoughts, comments and maybe even, strong disagreement.
Today’s topic is the difference between Retesting and Regression Test.
Let’s begin with Retesting:
Retest means to test again. The reason does not matter. When you repeat a test, you retest. You could retest current version functionality. Or a bug fix, previous version functionality, a test case you just ran, etc.
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September 12th, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, How to be a good tester, Testing best practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
Before we go ahead with suggestions about how to create an effective test report, look into below reports and ask yourself, which one would you prefer when you are a decision maker or even a team member (any recipient of the report).
Tested following modules:
- Module X: Login page.
- Module Y: Home page and relevant tabs.
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September 1st, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Concepts, Testing Tips and resources
Exit criteria in Testing:
“Well begun is half done” – Applies everywhere, even software testing.
Often we see software testers very enthusiastic at the beginning of the project. We create testing documents such as Test Strategy, Test Plan or Test Cases eagerly and enthusiastically.
Then we get to testing software with a BANG! This is only amplified by the interesting defects we find at the beginning of the project. Getting them resolved will only add to our accomplishment. Continue reading →
August 1st, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Test strategy, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and resources
Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.
I have been there too and it is not fun. :)
I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis. Continue reading →
July 14th, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Career in Software Testing
Software Testing or QA is the best platform for newcomers to enter into IT industry despite the misconceptions that it is a lesser or lower paid job.
The most important skill that a tester needs is the ability to find bugs. And, if you are the sort of person who loves finding bugs, then you are going to love and grow in this field.
Having said that, there are few more skills that can help you find bugs and work with QA processes better. Continue reading →
April 25th, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Bug Defect tracking
It’s time again for a post on software testing basics. This post is on types of software errors that every testers should know.
Software bugs are of many types. A bug is a bug no matter what. But sometimes, it is important to understand the nature, its implications and the cause to process it better.
This helps for faster reaction and most importantly, appropriate reaction.
In this article, we will be discussing common kinds of software errors and how to identify them during testing with some examples and simple exercises.
Let us start by defining software error and bugs. Continue reading →