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.

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 …

2010 – 2011 LogiGear Global Testing Survey Results – Test Methods

METHODS M1. The test cases for your effort are based primarily on: Response percent Response count Requirements documents 61.3% 46 Discussions with users on expected use 2.7% 2 Discussions with product, business analysts, and marketing representatives 9.3% 7 Technical documents 4% 3 Discussions with developers 8% 6 My experience and subject or technical expertise 12% …

Software Test Automation: Divide and Conquer

Divide and conquer was a strategy successfully employed by ancient Persian kings against their Greek enemies. It is a strategy that can still be used successfully today. Fundamentally, by dividing something into smaller more manageable pieces (in the case of the ancient Persians, they divided the Greek city states), it becomes much more manageable.

Jungle Testing

As I write this article I am sitting at a table at StarEast, one of the major testing conferences. As you can expect from a testing conference, a lot of talk and discussion is about bugs and how to find them. What I have noticed in some of these discussions, however, is a lack of …

The Importance of Volume in Automated Software Testing

All too often, software development organizations look at automating software testing as a means of executing existing test cases faster. Very frequently there is no strategic or methodological underpinning to such an effort. The approach is one of running test cases faster is better, which will help to deliver software faster. Even in organizations that …

The Potential and Risks of Keyword Based Testing

Introduction Keyword Based Testing is gaining ground. More and more organizations see this model, in which tests are not scripted but written as a series of keywords with arguments, as a valuable alternative to record and playback, or scripting of tests. A good theoretical basis for keywords can be found in the well known Automation …