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Book Review: 50 Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

LGMweb.201512.hammarberg.01They’ve done it again. Gojko Adzic, David Evans and, in this book, Tom Roden, have written another ‘50 Quick Ideas’ book. And this one is equally as good as the previous book on user stories. If not even better.

By Marcus Hammarberg

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR – MARCH 2015

Picture12I spend about half my work time in the role of a consultant assessing, auditing and examining software development team practices and processes for the purpose of process improvement.

I am regularly surprised to find teams that lack basic skills, management support, tools, information, access to users, Product Owners and to developers. And yet they’re still expected to carry the heaviest burden of quality and customer satisfaction for the company. It’s the lack of easy access to skills and lack of input on team’s process that is the most disheartening.

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Test Methods and Strategies Glossary

Test Strategy

A test strategy describes how the test effort will reach the quality goals set out by the development team.

Sometimes called the test approach, test strategy includes, among other things, the testing objective, methods and techniques of testing and the testing environment.

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Action-Based Testing, A New Perspective

The best part of Action-Basted Testing is that it is for thinking people. It is intelligent and creative. It is a much saner way to evolve a testing project.

By Michael Hackett, LogiGear

All testers and quality engineers hear about Action-based testing (ABT) or keyword-driven testing somewhere. There are automation tools focused on keywords and actions. Maybe people have read an article about it. But do you actually do ABT as a test method? Probably not. What’s the big deal with ABT? Why don’t more teams do it?

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LogiGear Magazine – July 2011 – The Test Methods & Strategies Issue

LogiGear Magazine – July 2011 – The Test Methods & Strategies Issue

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Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part I

Internet-based per-use service models are turning things upside down in the software development industry, prompting rapid expansion in the development of some products and measurable reduction in others. (Gartner, August 2008) This global transition toward computing “in the Cloud” introduces a whole new level of challenge when it comes to software testing.

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Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part II

Internet-based per-use service models are turning things upside down in the software development industry, prompting rapid expansion in the development of some products and measurable reduction in others. (Gartner, August 2008) This global transition toward computing “in the Cloud” introduces a whole new level of challenge when it comes to software testing.

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Four Fundamental Requirements of Successful Testing in the Cloud – Part III

Internet-based per-use service models are turning things upside down in the software development industry, prompting rapid expansion in the development of some products and measurable reduction in others. (Gartner, August 2008) This global transition toward computing “in the Cloud” introduces a whole new level of challenge when it comes to software testing.

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Dr. Cem Kaner shares his experiences on software testing and essential skills needed to be software tester.

Dr. Cem Kaner – Director, Center for Software Testing Education & Research, Florida Institute of Technology

PC World Vietnam: What did you think of VISTACON 2010?

Dr. Kaner: I am very impressed that the event was very professionally organized and happy to meet my old colleagues to share and exchange more about our area of expertise. I was also very excited being one of the speakers at the conference and presented on some topics which focused on software testing as well as sharing some of my experiences from my research and work in this field.

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2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Test Methods

Michael Hackett, Senior Vice President, LogiGear Corporation

METHODS

M1. The test cases for your effort are based primarily on:

Response percentResponse count
Requirements documents61.3%46
Discussions with users on expected use2.7%2
Discussions with product, business analysts, and marketing representatives9.3%7
Technical documents4%3
Discussions with developers8%6
My experience and subject or technical expertise12%9
No pre-writing of test cases, I test against how the application is built once I see it2.7%2
Guess work0%0

Result analysis: This confirms conventional wisdom. Over 60% of the respondents list requirements documents as the basis of their test cases. This brings up two important discussion points: 1) test cases can only be as good as or as thorough as the requirements and 2) past survey results exhibit that most testers are hired because of their subject matter expertise. This subject matter expertise is the primary basis for test case development for a far-distant 12%.

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