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The Art of Bug Reporting: How to Market and Get Your Bugs Fixed?

Why there is a need for Marketing a Bug?

The first things that come to my mind as I start writing this article are the words of Cem Kaner“The best tester isn’t the one who finds the most bugs or who embarrasses most programmers. The best tester is the one who gets most bugs fixed.”

Now – What is the difference between finding most bugs and getting most bugs fixed?

Isn’t it obvious that any bug logged in a bug management system should be fixed by the developers? The answer is No. Factors like time to market the product, time to complete project on schedule and developers working in Continue reading →

Test Coverage – What You Should Really Test?

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 →

How to Prepare Yourself For Test Case Writing and Improve Your Productivity

When a tester decides to write high quality test cases and wants to improve their efficiency and the productivity of test case writing, there are few key points which help the testers to achieve these goals.

First, they need to prepare themselves professionally and psychologically with some of the key points necessary for every successful software testers in the IT industry. This will be treated as “Inputs” for a tester before starting to write test cases. Continue reading →

How to Improve Test Case Efficiency

In a software development and programming world, the best software developers always written their unit test cases from the functional requirements, before starting their coding phase, which dramatically improve their coding efficiency and quality.

Similarly, software testers should write their test cases from the earlier stage of the software development life cycle, best during the software requirements phase. The test manager or a QA manager should collect and prepare the maximum possible documents as per the list below. Continue reading →

How to Improve the Test Release Process for Successful Bug Free Software to Production

Let’s see the typical process involved in delivering software from ‘development phase’ to the ‘testing phase’ for a successful bug free software release to production/client.

These processes are either overlooked or skipped by software companies, which results in poor test management and thereby’ a “buggy” software releases to the client, which leads to “unsatisfied customers”. Continue reading →

Tools over Skills: Are We Missing the Point?

What does your organization really mean when they say they want to focus on quality?

One of my recent interests has been to understand what an organization really means when they say they want to focus on Quality. Do they mean:

– Better process quality?
– Better tools and frameworks?
– Better people to do testing?

It’s very rare that they mean all the above when they really should mean all the above. Continue reading →