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What is Software Testing All About? (Read This 10 Point Summary Carefully)

People have different definitions about testing. Some say testing is just about UI verification. And some say testing is just finding defects. But I tried to categorize the whereabouts of testing in the below 10 points.

Read each and every sentence carefully till the end. It has deep meaning that will be useful in every stage of testing life cycle in your project.

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10 Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Career in Software Testing

After spending almost a decade in the software testing industry, I think I am eligible to write down the learnings. :)

Most of the time, I have been asked, whether I do any testing with current role?

My answer is, YES, always!


As I have written in many STH posts in past, software testing is about mind and eyes and not about years of experience, it really is expected to grow with experience. Continue reading →

Is there any ‘Shortcut’ for Good Testing? (Here it is how)

In many companies, especially small and medium, where there is a strive to establish any work process, it has been observed that testers are a little puzzled about how to start, progress and finish their testing job in a hurried manner.

The project or test manager always pressurize test team to complete testing as soon as possible. With this pressure, somebody starts with a great methodical way but cannot complete the testing; somebody tries to be fast by short-cutting it, but cannot achieve quality. So, there is a problem in daily practice.

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Why Software Testing is a Tough Job? And Here is How You Can Make It Easy

You are so lucky to be in testing, you won’t have to look after all these messy things – prototyping, client confirmation, development, logic.., – a frustrated developer

But I have to look after mess you create, – a frustrated tester

A long silence.

Most of the time, being in the testing industry, we have felt mixed emotions – at a time it seems really easy and at a time it feels really difficult.

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Tips & Tricks for Testing and Managing Web Applications Run by Linux OS

How to Test, Manage, and Configure Web Applications Run by Linux OS:

Let’s find out how to manage the fastest growing operating system today in the field of web applications testing. The following is applicable if your application is running on servers operated by any of Unix-like distribution.

This tutorial will be useful for any novice Linux user during his or her education. Especially, the majority of frequently asked questions we have to solve during our Linux study are described below.  Continue reading →

Why Software Testing Needs Revolution? (and Here is How)

Like every technology, software testing is also growing. As we see, nowadays, technology is evolving fast, there is a question to ask ourselves – as a tester are we growing? (Do not misunderstand this question as growing by learning 5-6 automation tools).

After spending almost a decade in the industry and observing number of projects and technologies, I would like to claim that this is the right time for software testing to be revolutionized.

As usual, I have points to support my claim. Read on –
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How to Test Smarter: Explore More, Document Less

How to Test Smarter?

Test teams do a great job nowadays, that too under difficult circumstances and compressed schedules. Thanks to budget crunches and concerns about security and usability. This article will help you to test smarter in a better and simple way.

We can help testers to do a better job – a smarter job, by encouraging them to refocus on some of their efforts, by keeping  Continue reading →

A Simple 12 Steps Guide to Write an Effective Test Summary Report [with a Sample Report for Download]

Several documents and reports are being prepared as part of Testing. Some are Test Strategy doc, Test Plan doc, Risk management Plan, Configuration management plan etc. Among these Test Summary Report is one such report which is prepared after the Testing is completed.

I have tried to explain the purpose of ‘Test Summary Report’ and provided a sample Test Summary Report template along with an actual report for download.

What is a Test Summary Report?

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Software Testing is All About Ideas (and How to Generate Them)

Which of the following design will be helpful to pack the pizza, considering all the relevant terms? I pointed towards the three shapes (circle, Pentagon and square) drawn on the paper and asked the candidate.

Carrying 2.5 years of experience in software testing, the candidate was expecting questions about testing (testing definitions, difference between priority and severity and ultimately bug life cycle). He thought for some time and then answered that as per him all the three designs were suitable for the pizza packing. I asked him to consider all the terms of cost, safety and delivery and still his answer was same. The interview was over.

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10 Reasons Why Your Bugs are Getting Rejected and What You Can Do for it as a Tester!

I am not going to spare her. She has rejected 7 bugs, I reported, within last three days. I know she is using personal grudges as professional sword……

A teammate was fuming and the discussion suddenly caught fire when a couple of other teammates joined in sharing the same experience with other developers. The team meeting turned a discussion point about bug rejection. After some discussion, we all decided to do a simple exercise to save ourselves from the humiliation of bug rejected, in future.

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