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February 1st, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Types of testing
An overview of Functional Testing:
Testing and Quality Assurance are the huge part of the SDLC process. As testers, we need to be well aware of all types of testing, even if we’re not directly involved with them on a daily basis.
Since testing is such an ocean and the scope of it is so vast, we have dedicated testers perform different kinds of testing. Many of you are probably already familiar with most concepts, but it wouldn’t hurt to organize it all here.
So let’s get back to some basics.
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January 5th, 2016 — Basics of Software testing, Manual Testing, Testing Tips and resources
Test case writing is one of the primary activities of the QA team. We spend most of our time writing, reviewing, executing or maintaining these. It is quite unfortunate that test cases are also the most error prone.
The differences in understanding, organization testing practices, lack of time etc. are some of the reasons why we often see test cases that leave a lot to be desired.
There are lot of articles on our site on this very topic, but today’s post will be about How NOT to write test cases – a few tips that will be instrumental in creating distinctive, quality and effective test cases.
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September 9th, 2015 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Concepts, Testing Interview questions
It’s back to the basics folks! A classic at that – Verification Vs. Validation.
The following are some of the reasons why it is very important to understand the difference between Verification and Validation:
- It is a fundamental QA concept, therefore is almost the building block to being QA-cognizant
- It is a commonly asked interview question
- Certification syllabi (or is it syllabuses?) have a good amount of chapters revolving around this
- Finally and practically – since we testers do both – we might as well be experts at this.
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September 3rd, 2015 — Basics of Software testing, Testing best practices, Testing Concepts
Scene 8 years ago: when I was having 2 years of experience in software testing industry I was thinking that it was alright if I don’t know some fundamentals about software testing as something one can learn with experience and me too will do.
I was right – and wrong as well.
Right because with experience, you learn to see bigger picture, you understand real meaning of “Critical Situation” and you understand the end user more. Wrong because none of the mentioned things require experience, but early learning, which I understood very late. That is the encouraging factor to write this post. Continue reading →
April 21st, 2015 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Methodologies, Types of testing
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 →
June 30th, 2014 — Basics of Software testing, Testing Concepts, Types of 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.
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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