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May 16th, 2018 — Career in Software Testing, Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Best Practices
This tutorial gives you a list of characteristic features that any tester must possess to become a good tester. And these features, in turn, help a lot in determining the Quality Quotient of a Tester.
Why am I talking ONLY about a Tester? And Why not a Developer or any other role?
I just feel that all the work involved in SDLC in delivering a software is quite simple when compared to the responsibility of a Tester. Continue reading →
December 18th, 2017 — Testing Best Practices, Testing Methodologies
The new Shift Left Testing, a DevOps mantra in Software Development:
When I use the term ‘Shift Left’, you might be wondering what am I referring to Shift Left in a software??
2+ decades ago, when I started my career as a software tester there was no separate ‘Testing Phase’ for Software development and Testers Role never used to exist at all. Developers used to develop the software, test themselves and make a software release. Continue reading →
October 9th, 2017 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices
Effective Defect Prevention Approach and the Critical Views:
Quality Assurance is the term that is commonly used to address the testing teams in IT projects.
Technicalities aside, Quality assurance activities are not just targeted at defect identification (which is finding defects after they have happened. This simply is testing or Quality control) but also include defect prevention (making sure the defects do not happen in the first place or the defects are removed/reduced before making their way into the software product).
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May 11th, 2017 — Basics of Software Testing, Testing Best Practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
A Comprehensive Test Data Design and Management Guide (Part -I):
At current epic of Information and Technology revolutionary growth, the testers commonly experience extensive consumption of test data in software testing life cycle.
The testers don’t only collect/maintain data from the existing sources, but also they generate huge volumes of test data to ensure their quality booming contribution in the delivery of the product for real world use. Continue reading →
April 11th, 2017 — Basics of Software Testing, Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices
Can a Defect Management Tool Make You a Better Tester?
I am not a big fan of tools that are single-purpose. Whether the tool in question is a kitchen gadget or a work management software, you want it to serve you multiple ways.
The benefit of a defect tracking tool is not just effective management but, did you know that defect tracking tools could help you be a better tester? Continue reading →
January 27th, 2017 — Testing Best Practices, Testing Concepts, Testing Methodologies, Types of Testing
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 →
January 16th, 2017 — Testing Best Practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
If not for pictures there were be no recordings of early history, passable knowledge, and evolution of language.
Not to overly dramatize, but diagrams have their own special place even in a world with highly evolved and sophisticated forms of writing and expression.
In the technology industry, our diagrams are dear to us.
Here are some of the prominent ones that we testers come in close contact with often and how we use them.
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November 28th, 2016 — Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices
Defects are serious business and small mistakes can be expensive.
You know what to do when you find a defect. You report it; either in a Defect Tracker/Defect Management tool or in an Excel sheet. The underlying principles are the same for both methods.
Defect Management tools don’t guarantee better reporting. It is good practices that save the day. Continue reading →
November 8th, 2016 — Basics of Software Testing, Bug Defect tracking, Testing Best Practices
Software Go-Live is always a big event for any software product. It is important to absolutely make sure that everything works and that we are releasing quality software to the users.
A bad or premature or unstable or difficult to use product can cause a lot of losses financially and could also make the user lose trust in the brand itself.
Often times, we hear that testing should be done until we meet the exit criteria. We also hear that defects have to be fixed to an acceptable level. Continue reading →
September 22nd, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Testing Best Practices, Testing Skill Improvement, Testing Tips and Resources
“You build a Successful Life…A Day at a time…”
My journey as a Software Tester started a bit unexpectedly.
I appeared for the initial interview rounds assuming it to be a Development opportunity. To be honest, like every other Computer Science graduate out there, I was a bit skeptical about going ahead with Testing.
But finally, I decided to give it a try. Only with a hope that my curious nature will help me in this field. Continue reading →