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Greg Satell has written insightful articles and analysis and every time he posts a new one, I dig in. Here are a few from his recent posting -The Usefulness of Useless Things : http://www.digitaltonto.com... to Manage Innovation : http://www.digitaltonto.com... Marketing Has Changed… ......

Nice article on Unit Test Patterns by Marc Clifton: http://www.codeproject.com/... Patterns he has listed: · Pass/Fail Patterns · Data Driven Test Patterns · Data Transaction Patterns · Collection Management Patterns · Performance Patterns · Process Patterns · Simulation Patterns · Multithreading Patterns · Stress-Test Patterns ......

Size and effort is all what matters eventually :-). Estimation of work is really a tricky job. Here are a few resources I think a good start point to gather estimation techniques: Books and papers o Brooks, F., The Mythical Man Month, Addison-Wesley o COCOMO II Model Definition Manual, University of Southern California, 1991 (for more information visit ......

Michael Hunter's this compilation of checkpoints is an absolute read for anyone into testing:
http://www.ddj.com/blog/debugblog/archives/2007/05/you_are_not_don_31.html

 



Good readings: Introduction to Great Design:http://www.joelonsof... What is Design?http://www.joelonsof... ......

Ten rules of 'Zero-Defect Software Development' by Steve Pavlina, CEO, Dexterity Software: http://www.dexterity.com/ar... 1. Test your product every day as you develop it, and fix defects as soon as you find them. 2. Review your code regularly. 3. Rewrite poor-quality modules. 4. Assume full responsibility for ......

Check out this Six Rules of Unit Testing by Charles : Write the test first Never write a test that succeeds the first time Start with the null case, or something that doesn't work Don't be afraid of doing something trivial to make the test work Loose coupling and testability go hand in hand Use mock objects http://radio.weblogs.com/01... ......

I have been quite off of the blog scene here for a while. The product I was working on has been released, a time for a breather now and so, starting on a lighter vein, here are some interesting trivia about names : -): ADOBE> This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock. APPLE COMPUTERS> It was ......

Attended a seminar on "IBM Rational Testing Solution - The Next Generation" today where IBM has unveiled their new set of test tools on Eclipse and Hyades framework: Brief overview of the products they have showcased today: 1. IBM Rational Manual tester: IBM Rational Manual Tester is designed to support the diverse skill sets of the people often tasked ......

(Collected from Internet) Question: How many testers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. Testers just noticed that the room was dark. Testers don't fix the problems, they just find them. To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the good tester, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. ......

Few links to User Interface Engineering:http://www.uie.... http://www.guuui.com/http:/... ......

Steve Miller (President of Pragmatic Software) has defined Gold Plating the following way:Gold Plating - Similar to scope and feature creep, programmers can also incur risk by making the feature more robust than is necessary. For example, the specification for the Logon page contained a screen shot that showed very few graphics, it was just a simple ......

The product Version I have been working is nearing release and the work has been going at break neck speed, especially with bug fixing and its validation schedule taking a real upward curve. Getting builds thrice a week and for quite a few builds, we have primarily been doing fix validations. Already through 3 regression cycles (cycles are generally ......

Reverse Engineering:A method of recreating software system components for which the source code is missing, out of date, or is otherwise not in agreement with existing components. Disassemblers and decompilers are examples of Reverse Engineering Tools.www.users.qwest.net/~... The process of analyzing an existing system to identify ......

Another good work done by Vamseedhar . He has moved Interview Questions to a new dedicated site with comments option and no registration required and the url is http://www.geekinterview.com/.

Check this out.

 



Vamseedhar has been doing a great job, first with http://www.exforsys.com/ and now, he has come up with http://www.itquestionbank.c... its a site with different ebooks, tutorials, articles, code samples, ceritifcation questions etc. Good job done. Check out this site ......

Here are a few links to tutorials, help, tips or notes available on different testing tools on the net: Mercury: 1. WinRunner User Guide: http://www.wilsonmar.com/do... 2. Abridged WinRunner User Guide is available at: http://www.qualtech-int.com... 3. A WinRunner Tutorial is available at: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~nj... ......

Check this write up by Mike Kelly (Mike@MichaelDKelly.com) on choosing a test automation framework, with explanations on: Test Script Modularity Framework, Test Library Architecture Framework, Keyword-Driven or Table-Driven Testing Framework,Data-Driven Testing Framework, Hybrid Test Automation Framework. http://www-106.ibm.com/deve... ......

Check this out, 'The Seven Basic Principles of the Context-Driven School ':
http://www.context-driven-testing.com/ 



Check this out -> TechTarget's 'Paul Gillin' offers top 10 trends to watch in 2005:
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci1042466,00.html



Check out Joel Spolsky’s (Fog Creek Software, Inc) advice for Computer Science Students: http://www.joelonsoftware.c... Here are Joel's Seven Pieces of Advice for Computer Science College Students: Learn how to write before graduating. Learn C before graduating. Learn microeconomics before graduating. Don't blow off ......

Check out this free OpenSource Test Management Tool-"QA traq":
http://www.testmanagement.com/

QA-Traq can manage test plans, test cases and recording of test results and also, provides revision control for all test documentation.

 



Check out this write up by 'Leslie Segal', President, Testware Associates, Inc.,on 'Key Considerations in Performance Testing': http://www.testwareinc.com/... • Determine the performance testing objectives • Set pass/fail criteria• Establish profiles of expected real users• ......

By Trina Mukherjee in \\.rediff.com Illustrations By Dominic Xavier http://specials.rediff.com/... Here are the mistakes one can make while deciding about a suitable career. 1. Going by scores This is the most common and biggest mistake one can make. "Many factors determine one's choice of career -- aptitude, personality, interests ......

What makes a good tester Check out the following writeups by experts on the topic 'what makes a good tester': By Boris Beizer: http://www.sqatester.com/qa... Joel Spolsky: http://www.joelonsoftware.c... Harry Robinson: http://www.stickyminds.com/... ......

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