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 →


IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) Integration with Rational Functional Tester (RFT)

In this tutorial, we will look in details at IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) integration with Rational Functional Tester (RFT).

IBM Rational Quality Manager is the Test Management solution that is a part of the IBM Rational CLM. It offers the capability to create Test Plans, Test Cases, and Test Scripts.

It offers manual execution of the test cases by default out of the box with defect tracking well integrated as a part of IBM Rational Collaborative Life Cycle Management platform (CLM). It also enables you to integrate and run automated tests created with other testing tools like IBM Rational Functional Tester, Selenium, HP QTP etc.  Continue reading →

IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM): Complete Hands-On Guide

This is a complete guide on IBM Rational Quality Manager (RQM) tool. [There are many images in this tutorial so please allow this to load properly]

In this hands-on IBM RQM tutorial you will learn:

  • How to create a Test Plan in IBM RQM
  • Create Test Cases within a Test Plan
  • Add Manual Test Scripts to the Test Cases
  • Execute the Test Case
  • Raise Defects as appropriate
  • Viewing Test Execution Records

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How to Create Mock Service and Dynamic Response in SoapUI

In this tutorial, we will cover all about mock services. You will learn:

  • What is a mock service and why is it required?
  • How to create a mock service in SOAPUI?
  • What is mock operation and a dynamic mock response?
  • Understanding mock operation and dispatch methods with an example.
  • Scripting for Mock Response.

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Context Driven Testing: 7 Basic Principles with an Example

7 Basic Principles of Context-Driven Testing With an Example:

When I drive to the airport, I usually take the freeway that will get me there in the minimum time and avoids tolls. But that day, I took a longer local road route with a toll. Because I wanted a few extra minutes with my friend on the drive, who traveled a very long distance to spend the weekend with our family. The normal worst choice, in this case, turned out to be the best one.

But, consider this.

What if I was low on gas?  Continue reading →