Entries Tagged 'Testing Tips and Resources' ↓
March 7th, 2016 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices, Testing Tips and Resources
Do you believe that software errors occur only once and that on being fixed they never resurface? I feel that about 30% of the errors reoccur.
In this article, I want to cover how important it is to document some of the frequently encountered errors.
Below, you will find some common areas where issues are seen and a template to document them. Continue reading →
March 3rd, 2016 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Tips and Resources
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? Continue reading →
February 22nd, 2016 — QA Leadership, QA Team Skills, Testing Tips and Resources
When we all start our work day, in some way or the other we wish the day to end soon. No one wishes to get stuck into an issue which would demand us to stay and work till late, but 70% of the times the days do not go smooth as we wish.
There will be different types of challenges faced each day. On several occasions, we may be asked to work on urgent tasks just because that’s what our clients would demand, and out of that 70%, most of it will be on Friday’s when we all would have special personal plans :). We just desire but we cannot change the way service industry works. Continue reading →
February 11th, 2016 — Testing Concepts, Testing Tips and Resources
In our team meeting today, the manager checked with everyone on their readiness for test execution. He mentioned the “code will be ready for QA by tomorrow morning”. What did he mean when he said “code will be ready”, does it mean the developers are going to write the code in QA environment tonight?
He actually meant that the deployment is planned to be done at night and the new code will be deployed to the QA environment for testing.
Many of you may now ask, what deployment is and what do they really do in it? Continue reading →
January 25th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Tips and Resources
Sunny afternoon, an IT company, two testers at the vending machine –
Tester 1: This job sucks. For a whole day, I keep executing the same test cases that I did yesterday and still most of them are failing. The product manager is not happy with me because test cases are failing and I am clueless about what to do.
Tester 2: I agree. I am facing same problem too. I do not find anything new to do. I am expected to write test cases every day and whenever I present new ideas, they get rejected with different excuses.
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January 21st, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Tips and Resources
It takes a lot to be a successful QA.
Technical strength, Core functional area expertise, excellent communication and positive working/team playing attitude play a critical role.
Even with all that and more, it can take a toll on the best of us if we are not prepared and armed with some tricks, tips and tools that make things easier and enjoyable.
STH brings you the 68 most important testing resources that all we testers should endow in our crowns.
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January 10th, 2016 — Testing Best Practices, Testing Tips and Resources
The silent conference room was suffocating and everyone inside it was confused. How could we miss it, was the question everyone’s face reflected.
After all, not showing up with any relevant error when the user tries to duplicate the existing record and allowing him to do so was not a small bug- That too for an insurance company.
After deciding to nail down the issue, everyone dispersed. And while digging out, it was observed that client never mentioned anything about duplicity of records in the requirements document and therefore no one asked relevant questions or thought about it.
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January 5th, 2016 — Basics of Software Testing, Manual Testing, Testing Tips and Resources
Test case writing is one of the primary activities of the QA team. We spend most of our time writing, reviewing, executing or maintaining these. It is quite unfortunate that test cases are also the most error prone.
The differences in understanding, organization testing practices, lack of time etc. are some of the reasons why we often see test cases that leave a lot to be desired.
There are lot of articles on our site on this very topic, but today’s post will be about How NOT to write test cases – a few tips that will be instrumental in creating distinctive, quality and effective test cases.
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December 22nd, 2015 — Database Testing, Testing Tips and Resources
In the SDLC, if the application uses waterfall model, testing activities are planned at the end. This poses a risk of rework with respect to requirements, design, code and test cases if QA team identifies defects. It is better to avoid waiting till the end to identify the defects in an application.
Tests that are not based on functional execution of the application can find defects without mandating the release of all the components into the test environment. This can be accomplished by data testing. Continue reading →
December 14th, 2015 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
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”? Continue reading →