3 Strategies for Dealing with a Blocker Defect

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Blocker defects add tons of drama to otherwise regular test days.

In this article, I want to cover some steps a tester can take when dealing with them.

I am going to assume that our dear readers already understand Severity and Priority of defects deeply. Need a quick recap? Check this out.

Now, does it always mean we need to completely stop testing if we come across a blocker issue? 

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

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In the world of software testing, a defect once found should be consistently reproducible so the tester can report with conviction, a 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.

First of all, what is “Reproducing a Defect”?

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Getting Started with Incident Tracking and Management in Software Testing (Sample Templates Included)

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In today’s article we are going to learn all about the “Incident Tracking and management” Process – How to track and manage incidents in Software Testing with sample templates.

Are you thinking- “STH has published a lot of content on defect/bug tracking, so how is this going to be different”? That is exactly the reason why we have to look at what we mean by incident first.

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

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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 developer? The answer is No. Factors like time to market the product, time to complete the project on schedule and developers working in

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How To Prepare Yourself For Test Case Writing [Productivity Tips]

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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 that 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.

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