Monthly Archives: February 2011

LogiGear Magazine – February 2011 – The Exploratory Testing Issue

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Letter From The Editor – February 2011

For everyone still celebrating holidays: Happy Lunar New Year! At this time of the year many teams and companies are starting new projects, new initiatives, and hiring new staff.  LogiGear Magazine will continue to be the resource for you for better testing with much less stress!

We are excited about the focus of this month’s issue: Exploratory Testing. This is very timely with the rise of agile testing methodologies and building new testing strategies to satisfy the agile need for speed. Whatever the software development method, agile, waterfall or one of the many methods in-between, great exploratory testing skills and effective communication of the exploratory effort are essential to successful testing.


Tet in Vietnam

Tết holidays is a celebration of family, food and a favorable new year. February third celebrates Tết Nguyên Đán, or otherwise known as Tết, the Lunar New Year holiday welcoming the year of the cat. The holiday varies from late January to early February officially lasting three days. More recently, China and Vietnam celebrate Tết on the same day yet an hour apart after years of debate regarding the designated local standard time for the lunar calendar.


Blogger of the Month: Karen N. Johnson

Karen N. Johnson began as a technical writer in 1985 and later switched to software testing in 1992. She maintains a blog at TestingReflections, a collaborative site where she is featured as a main contributor. In her latest entry, she discusses search testing with different languages. Here is an excerpt from her blog:

“I started work on a new project and needed to address search testing with a wide assortment of languages. And geez, this is a puzzle I’ve worked with before so I thought I would share some thoughts around the topic of search testing with multiple languages.


Spotlight Interview with Jonathan Kohl

Based in Alberta, Canada, Jonathan Kohl takes time out of his busy schedule to discuss his views on software testing and automation.


Beware of the Lotus Eaters: Exploratory Testing

Drawing from the Greek mythology of the lotus eaters, Anne-Marie Charrett warns testers to be weary of enjoying early success too soon upon finding high impact bugs.


Are Testers’ Ethnographic Researchers?

John Stevenson

People who follow me on twitter or via my blog might be aware that I have a wide range of interests in areas outside my normal testing job. I like to research and learn different things, especially psychology and see if it may benefit and improve my skills and approaches during my normal testing job. One area I have being looking at for awhile is the social science of ethnography. The approaches used when carrying out research appears to have many similarities to software testing and I feel we could benefit and maybe improve our testing skills by examining ethnography.


New Exploratory Testing Course by LogiGear University

Incorporate Exploratory Testing into your Test Strategy and find better bugs faster!


This two-day course is designed to give test engineers a global understanding of exploratory testing. From why we do it and its uses to how we do it and the value of measurement, Exploratory Testing will be examined and practiced to empower test engineers in using this method, finding better bugs earlier, focusing on customer satisfaction and making exploratory testing more manageable and easier to use as an necessary and important test method.