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State Transition Testing Technique for Testing Complex Applications

In our last article, we saw ‘Cause and effect graph’ test case writing technique. Today let’s move to next dynamic test case writing method – State transition technique.

Note – The test design techniques mentioned here may seem difficult but once you get hold of it, it becomes very easy to implement and reuse, increasing productivity and test coverage.

What is State transition testing technique?

State transition technique is a dynamic testing technique, which is used when the system is defined in terms of a finite number of states and the Continue reading →

Cause and Effect Graph – Dynamic Test Case Writing Technique For Maximum Coverage with Fewer Test Cases

Dynamic Testing Techniques – Cause and Effect Graph.

Test case writing forms an integral part in testing, whether it is manual or automation. Every project is exclusive and has <n> number of test conditions that needs to be covered.

We should focus on two points whenever we write test cases. These are:
Mitigating the risk
Coverage.

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This paper revolves around the second point which is “Coverage”. To be precise – Requirements Coverage.

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How to Create Requirements Traceability Matrix – Exact Process with Sample TM Template

Traceability Matrix – How to Create and Use It

Today’s session is about an important QC tool, that is either over-simplified (read overlooked) or over-emphasized – Traceability Matrix(TM).

Most often, the making, reviewing or sharing of a Traceability Matrix is not one of the primary QA process deliverables – so it is not majorly concentrated on, thus causing the under-emphasis. On the contrary, some clients expect a TM to reveal earth-shattering facets about their product (under test) and are disappointed.

“When used right, a Traceability Matrix can be your GPS for your QA journey”.

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Does Quality Assurance Remove Need for Quality Control?

This is a guest post by Meenal Balajiwale.

“If QA (Quality Assurance) is done then why do we need to perform QC (Quality Control)?”, this thought may come to our mind some times and looks a valid point too.  This means if we have followed all the pre-defined processes, policies and standards correctly and completely then why do we need to perform a round of QC?

In my opinion QC is required after QA is done. While in ‘QA’ we define the processes, policies, strategies, establish standards, developing checklists etc. to be used and followed through out the life cycle of a project. And while in QC we follow all those defined processes, standards and policies to make sure Continue reading →

Application Testing – Into the Basics of Software Testing!

Topics we will cover in this article:
- Application Testing
- Categories of Applications
- Application Testing Methodologies
- Application Testing Tools
- Software Test Plan
- Application Testing Cycles
- Application Testing – Best Practices

Application Testing is an activity that every software tester performs daily in his career. These two words are extremely broad in practical aspect. However, only the core and most important areas will be discussed here. The purpose of this article is to touch all the primary areas so that the readers will get all the basic briefing at a single place.

Categories of Applications

Whether it is small calculator software with only the basic arithmetic Continue reading →

7 Tips to be More Innovative in the Age of Agile Testing to Survive an Economic Crisis

What is Agile Testing?
“Agile testing involves testing from the customer perspective as early as possible, testing early and often as code becomes available and stable enough from module/unit level testing.” – A wikipedia definition.

Why Need of Innovations in the Age of Agile Testing?

Global Recession/Economic downtime effect
Current Events are not Current Trends –

When global downturns hit, there is certain inevitability to their impact on information technology and Finance Sectors. Customers become more reluctant in giving software business. Some customers are withdrawing their long term projects and some customers using the opportunities in quoting low price. Many projects that dragged much longer than Continue reading →