A Primer on Passwords

Please note: This article was adapted from a blog posting in Karen N. Johnson’s blog on July 24, 2007. Introduction The password field is one data entry field that needs special attention when testing an application. The password field can be important (since accessing someone’s account can start a security leak), testers should spend more …

High-Performance Testing

This article first appeared in BETTER SOFTWARE, May/June 2005. Executives and managers, get your performance testing teams out of the pit and ahead of the pack Introduction As an activity, performance testing is widely misunderstood, particularly by executives and managers. This misunderstanding can cause a variety of difficulties-including outright project failure. This article details the …

Software Testing 3.0: Delivering on the Promise of Software Testing

This is an adaptation of a presentation entitled Software Testing 3.0 given by Hung Nguyen, LogiGear CEO, President, and Founder. The presentation was given as the keynote at the Spring 2007 STPCON conference in San Mateo, California. Watch for an upcoming whitepaper based on this topic. Introduction This first article of this two article series …

Software Testing 3.0: Case Study #2

Introduction Software Testing 3.0 is a strategic end-to-end framework for change based upon a strategy to drive testing activities, tool selection, and people development that finally delivers on the promise of software testing. For more details on the evolution of software testing and Software Testing 3.0 see: Software Testing 3.0: Delivering on the Promise of …

Software Testing 3.0: Case Study #1

Introduction Software Testing 3.0 is a strategic end-to-end framework for change based upon a strategy to drive testing activities, tool selection, and people development that finally delivers on the promise of Software Testing. For more details on the evolution of Software Testing and Software Testing 3.0 see: The Early Evolution of Software Testing Software Testing …

Testing Under Pressure: Relieving the “Crunch Zone”

Introduction This article discusses the all-too-common occurrence of the time needed to perform Software Testing being short changed as specification, development, and unforeseen “issues” cause the phases prior to testing to expand. The result is that extreme pressure is placed upon the testing organization to perform the testing function within a reduced time frame. The …

An Explanation of Performance Testing on an Agile Team (Part 1 of 2)

Introduction This 2 article series describes activities that are central to successfully integrating application performance testing into an Agile process. The activities described here specifically target performance specialists who are new to the practice of fully integrating performance testing into an Agile or other iteratively-based process, though many of the concepts and considerations can be …

Types of Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction When thinking of the types of Software Testing, many mistakenly equate the mechanism by which the testing is performed with types of Software Testing. The mechanism simply refers to whether you are using Manual or …

Understanding Metrics in Software Testing

This article was developed from concepts in the book Global Software Test Automation: Discussion of Software Testing for Executives. Introduction Metrics are the means by which the software quality can be measured; they give you confidence in the product. You may consider these product management indicators, which can be either quantitative or qualitative. They are …