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How is Regression Testing Performed? Can It be Done Manually?

I was just teaching one of these days in my class, and a question came to me – “Can regression testing be done manually?”

I answered the question and we moved on in the class. Everything seemed OK, but somehow this question nagged me for quite a while later. Over the many batches this question comes multiple times in various different ways. Some of them are: Continue reading →

A Beginner’s Guide to System Testing

So…do you really think it will take that huge amount of time to test, what you call system testing, even after spending lot of efforts on integration testing?

The client we recently approached for the project was not convinced about the estimation we provided for each testing effort.

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I had to chime in with an example –

Mike, I would like to elaborate our efforts and importance of system testing with an example.

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20 Simple Questions to Check Your Software Testing Basic Knowledge [Online Quiz]

We have done ISTQB online tests previously. Now here is an attempt to test your software testing basic knowledge with a simple 20 question test. The following software testing mock test is designed to test your ability to meet software testing requirements.

This free online software testing quiz will help you for self assessment and prepare for other certification exams as well as software testing interview.

software testing mock test

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Manual Testing Help eBook – Free Download Inside!

I am glad to share “Manual Testing Help” eBook prepared by one of our readers. The content of this eBook is very useful to understand manual testing concepts, testing methodologies and preparing for software testing interviews.

Here are some of the topics covered in this book:

  • Fundamentals of software testing
  • When defects gets introduced in SDLC?
  • Why does software have defects?
  • What is Verification?
  • What is Validation?
  • Software Testing Techniques
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Application Testing – Into the Basics of Software Testing!

Topics we will cover in this article:
– Application Testing
– Categories of Applications
– Application Testing Methodologies
– Application Testing Tools
– Software Test Plan
– Application Testing Cycles
– Application Testing – Best Practices

Application Testing is an activity that every software tester performs daily in his career. These two words are extremely broad in practical aspect. However, only the core and most important areas will be discussed here. The purpose of this article is to touch all the primary areas so that the readers will get all the basic briefing at a single place.

Categories of Applications

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10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Software Testing Documentation Goal

Note: If you missed the first part of this post please read it: Why Documentation is important in testing?

As I mention in my earlier post, in general, understanding about software testing documentation is “It can be done only by the person who has free time”.  We need to change this mindset, and then only we can leverage documentation power on our projects.

It’s not that we don’t know how to do the documentation right. We just don’t think it’s important.

Everyone must have standard templates for all the kinds of documentation starting from Test strategy, test Plan, Test cases, and Test data to Bug report. These are just to follow some standards (CMMI, ISO etc.) but, when it comes to actual implementation how many of these documents are really used by us? We just need to synchronize our quality process with documentation standards and other process in an organization.
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