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Test Data Generation with GEDIS Studio Online Tool (Part-2)

Test Data Generation – Demo Using a Free Online GEDIS Studio Tool (Part -2):

Read part-1 of this test data management tutorials series here.

According to CA Technologies, recent research indicates that 30%- 40% of the defects in software testing are related to the issues of the test data. It is one of many reasons that encourages QA industry to use Test Data Generation (TDM) tools.

TDM tools offer the open-handed facility of having system generated, reliable and secure copies of your dataset only in minutes.  Continue reading →

Test Data Management: What is Test Data and How to Design It

A Comprehensive Test Data Design and Management Guide (Part -I):

At current epic of Information and Technology revolutionary growth, the testers commonly experience extensive consumption of test data in software testing life cycle.

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The testers don’t only collect/maintain data from the existing sources, but also they generate huge volumes of test data to ensure their quality booming contribution in the delivery of the product for real world use.  Continue reading →

How Should Testers Handle Boredom?

I was asked this question in an interview recently- “What would you do when work gets monotonous and boring?”

Here is what I said, “Fortunately that has never happened to me and I love being a QA. When things get repetitive, I like to ‘mix things up’. I would document if execution bored me, I would execute if documentation got tedious, I would explore when everything else seemed bleak.

Also, targets and deadlines keep me motivated and a simple ‘do what needs to be done’ attitude is what keeps me going.”  Continue reading →

5 Important Diagrams That Testers Need to Learn How to Use

If not for pictures there were be no recordings of early history, passable knowledge, and evolution of language.

Not to overly dramatize, but diagrams have their own special place even in a world with highly evolved and sophisticated forms of writing and expression.

In the technology industry, our diagrams are dear to us.

Here are some of the prominent ones that we testers come in close contact with often and how we use them.

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5 Excuses Every Software Tester Must Stop Giving

I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

From all the discussions I had with fellow testers during interviews, I felt happy numerous times seeing the quality talent which we have in our community of testers.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.  Continue reading →