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Why Software Testing Needs Revolution? (and Here is How)

Like every technology, software testing is also growing. As we see, nowadays, technology is evolving fast, there is a question to ask ourselves – as a tester are we growing? (Do not misunderstand this question as growing by learning 5-6 automation tools).

After spending almost a decade in the industry and observing number of projects and technologies, I would like to claim that this is the right time for software testing to be revolutionized.

As usual, I have points to support my claim. Read on -
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How to Test Smarter: Explore More, Document Less

How to Test Smarter?

Test teams do a great job, and under difficult circumstances, thanks to budget crunches, compressed schedules, and concerns about security and usability.


We can help testers do a better job — a smarter job — by encouraging them to refocus some of their efforts away from test documentation and use that time instead to expand exploratory and ad-hoc testing.

The Problem:

One of the biggest problems facing IT organizations today is the Continue reading →

A Simple 12 Steps Guide to Write an Effective Test Summary Report [with a Sample Report for Download]

Several documents and reports are being prepared as part of Testing. Some are Test Strategy doc, Test Plan doc, Risk management Plan, Configuration management plan etc. Among these Test Summary Report is one such report which is prepared after the Testing is completed.

I have tried to explain the purpose of ‘Test Summary Report’ and provided a sample Test Summary Report template along with an actual report for download.

What is a Test Summary Report?

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Software Testing is All About Ideas (and How to Generate Them)

Which of the following design will be helpful to pack the pizza, considering all the relevant terms? I pointed towards the three shapes (circle, pentagon and square) drawn on the paper and asked the candidate.

Carrying 2.5 years of experience in software testing, the candidate was expecting questions about testing (testing definitions, difference between priority and severity and ultimately bug life cycle). He thought for some time and then answered that as per him all the three designs were suitable for the pizza packing. I asked him to consider all the terms like cost, safety and delivery and still his answer was same. The interview was over.

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Test Data Management Techniques and Best Practices (Part 2)

In last tutorial we focused on how to prepare test bed to minimize test environment defects. In continuation with the same tutorial, today we will learn how to setup and maintain test environment and important test data management techniques.

Test environment setup process

The most important factor for test environment is to replicate it as close to the end user environment as possible. Commonly, end users are not expected to perform any configuration or installations by themselves as a complete product or system is shipped out to them. Hence, by Continue reading →

How to Effectively Prepare “Test Bed” and Minimize the Test Environment Defects (Part 1)

Test Bed / Test Environment Setup Challenges and Best Practices:

On several occasions the testers find their defects getting rejected for environment issues or they find themselves constantly replicating the defects for the similar reasons. While opening the most number of defects must certainly be one of the personal benchmarks for every tester, most testers must also emphasize on having the most number of valid defects.

test environment setup

How is this achieved? Apart from the other aspects like planning a variety of test scenarios and understanding the line item thoroughly, Continue reading →