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Software Testing is Monotonous… Oh Really?

Sunny afternoon, an IT company, two testers at the vending machine –

Tester 1: This job sucks. For a whole day, I keep executing the same test cases that I did yesterday and still most of them are failing. The product manager is not happy with me because test cases are failing and I am clueless about what to do.

Tester 2: I agree. I am facing same problem too. I do not find anything new to do. I am expected to write test cases every day and whenever I present new ideas, they get rejected with different excuses.
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68 Essential Resources To Be A Successful Tester (Don’t Miss!)

It takes a lot to be a successful QA.

Technical strength, Core functional area expertise, excellent communication and positive working/team playing attitude play a critical role.

Even with all that and more, it can take a toll on the best of us if we are not prepared and armed with some tricks, tips and tools that make things easier and enjoyable.

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STH brings you the 68 most important testing resources that all we testers should endow in our crowns.
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How to Deal With Bad Requirements as a Tester

The silent conference room was suffocating and everyone inside it was confused. How could we miss it, was the question everyone’s face reflected.

After all, not showing up with any relevant error when the user tries to duplicate the existing record and allowing him to do so was not a small bug- That too for an insurance company.

After deciding to nail down the issue, everyone dispersed. And while digging out, it was observed that client never mentioned anything about duplicity of records in the requirements document and therefore no one asked relevant questions or thought about it.

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How NOT to Write Test Cases (Tips for New and Experienced Testers)

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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An Excellent Way of Data Testing Using XML Technologies (White Paper)

In the SDLC, if the application uses waterfall model, testing activities are planned at the end. This poses a risk of rework with respect to requirements, design, code and test cases if QA team identifies defects. It is better to avoid waiting till the end to identify the defects in an application.

Tests that are not based on functional execution of the application can find defects without mandating the release of all the components into the test environment. This can be accomplished by data testing. Continue reading →

How to Reproduce a Non-Reproducible Defect and Make Your Testing Effort Worth It

In the world of software testing a defect once found should be consistently reproducible so the tester can report with conviction, developer can fix with clarity and the QA team can close with confidence.

However, this process sometimes comes with its own set of challenges. This article tries to illuminate those dark areas of defect reproduction.

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