Hung Q. Nguyen Discusses Software Testing

The following is a transcript of a May 7, 2008 interview with Hung Q. Nguyen, founder and CEO of LogiGear Corporation and coauthor of the best selling textbook Testing Computer Software. Interviewer: When it comes to software testing, what concerns or issues are you hearing from software developers? Hung Q. Nguyen: The most pressing concern …

Manual Software Testing: Suggested Best Practices

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction There are many potential pitfalls to manual software testing, including: Manual testing is slow and costly. Manual tests do not scale well. Manual testing is not consistent or repeatable. Lack of training. Testing is difficult …

Addressing Five Core Questions Surrounding Software Testing

Introduction Many executives have some very basic questions about software testing. These questions address the elements of quality (customer satisfaction) and money (spending the least amount of money to prevent future loss). The basic questions that executive have about software testing include: Why care about and spend money on testing? Why should testing be treated …

Automation and Requirements

Introduction In many of the test automation projects that we are involved with using our Action Based Testing methodology, management has expressed a need to relate tests and test results to system requirements. The underlying thought is that automation will create extra possibilities to control the level of compliance to requirements of the system under …

The Test Automation Top 5: Suggested Best Practices

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: A Discussion of Software Testing for Executives, by Hung Q. Nguyen, Michael Hacket and Brent K. Whitlock Introduction The top five pitfalls encountered by managers employing software test automation are: Uncertainty and lack of control Poor scalability and maintainability Low test automation …