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Posted On Friday, August 27, 2004 9:36 AM

Deming's 14 points
W Edwards Deming set out the following 14 points for management: 1."Create constancy of purpose towards improvement". Replace short-term reaction with long-term planning. 2."Adopt the new philosophy". The implication is that management should actually adopt his philosophy, rather than merely expect the workforce to do so. 3."Cease dependence on inspection". If variation is reduced, there is no need to inspect manufactured items for defects, because there won't be any. 4."Move towards a single supplier ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 25, 2004 6:33 AM

I have gathered a few points about the difference between smoke and sanity testing from the responses of two software testing groups. I have added the points below. However, my experience of executing the Smoke and Sanity testing has been the following: Smoke Test: When a build is received, a smoke test is run to ascertain if the build is stable and it can be considered for further testing. Smoke testing can be done for testing the stability of any interim build. Smoke testing can be executed for ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:53 AM

Accord Commercial: Cog running down plank
It’s undoubtedly one among the best commercials I have ever seen. It’s a complicated Honda Accord commercial that required 606 takes to get right and was achieved without the use of computer-generated images. The commercial ends with the words “Isn't it nice when things just work?" Really worth a look (I guess most of us have already seen this, but it deserves a second look too :-)). http://screeningroom.boards... ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:13 AM

Testing FAQ
Links to software testing FAQ available on the web: http://www.softwareqatest.c... http://www.softwareqatest.c... -Devankur ......

Posted On Monday, August 23, 2004 1:27 PM

A Few Testing FAQs: By Rob Davis
From the FAQ compiled by Rob Davis ( Q: What makes a good test engineer? A: A good test engineer Has a "test to break" attitude, Takes the point of view of the customer, Has a strong desire for quality, Has an attention to detail, He's also Tactful and diplomatic and Has good a communication skill, both oral and written. Has previous software development experience, too. Good test engineers have a "test to break" attitude, they take the point of view of the customer, ......

Posted On Monday, August 23, 2004 1:17 PM

SQA interview questions
A compilation of SQA/Testing interview questions can be found on the following locations: http://www.techinterviews.c... http://www.techinterviews.c... Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Interview Questions:http://www.onesma... -Devankur ......

Posted On Monday, August 23, 2004 10:48 AM

Tester's Golden Rule

“Do unto others until they hate you“.

James A.Whittaker in his site

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2004 7:16 AM

Tutorials/Help/Tips/Notes on different Testing Tools
Here are a few links to tutorials, help, tips or notes available on different testing tools on the net: Mercury: 1. WinRunner User Guide: 2. Abridged WinRunner User Guide is available at: 3. A WinRunner Tutorial is available at: 4. WinRunner Tutorial: 5. TSL (Test Script Language) Reference ......

Posted On Friday, August 20, 2004 7:07 AM

Testing Antivirus products
Here are a few writeups for testing Antivirus/Antitrojan products:- Antivirus Software Testing for the New Millenium:http://csrc.nist.... Testing Times for Trojans by Ian Whalley:http://researchweb.... The Anti-Virus test file: -Devankur ......

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 7:23 AM

Comparing, Evaluating, and Choosing a Test Tool
There have been instances when we plan to use an automation tool for our test efforts and then scramble to get the proper tool in a tool market which is flooded everyday with newer and newer releases. Evaluating and then getting the right tool does need some effort. Following are a few of the articles that focused on how to evaluate and choose a test tool that’s right for the purpose. Evaluating Tools-A Five-step Process for Comparing, Evaluating, and Choosing the Right Tool by Elisabeth Hendrickson: ......

Posted On Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:52 AM

Agile Modeling and Lean Software Development
In this age when concurrent development has replaced sequential development, Agile Modeling and Lean Software Development has assumed vital importance. It's basically a systematic approach to identify and eliminate waste through continuous improvement, flowing the product at the pull of the customer in pursuit of perfection. Lean Software Development goals include developing software in one-third the time, with one-third the budget, and with one-third the defect rate. IT "reduces defects and cycle ......

Posted On Friday, August 13, 2004 2:02 PM

Lighter Strokes :-)
(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. There was an software tester who had an exceptional gift for finding all bugs. After serving his company for many years, he happily retired. Several years ......

Posted On Thursday, August 12, 2004 7:27 AM

Higher Primates Can Program After VB.NET Training

An interesting reading :-) 



Posted On Wednesday, August 11, 2004 1:24 PM

[Reading] Career Strategies for Today's Unpredictable Economy
One of my friends forwarded an email to me the other day with the the following, which i think is worth a look. Am jotting it down here: Be a voracious and strategic learner. Build a wide repertoire of transferable skills-- those that (a) are not likely to become obsolete any time soon, and (b) will make you more valuable no matter where you go or what you do. Be a knowledge-worker no matter what you do; leverage skill, knowledge, and wisdom in every project you undertake, every task you accomplish, ......

Posted On Monday, August 9, 2004 8:31 AM

Test Cases by Use Cases
Test Cases by Use CasesHere are a links to a few articles on derving test cases from use cases: -Devankur ......

Posted On Thursday, August 5, 2004 8:37 AM

Microsoft Application Center Test 1.0, Visual Studio .NET Edition

This tool can be used to stress test Web servers and analyze performance and scalability problems with Web applications, including Active Server Pages (ASP) and the components they use.


Posted On Wednesday, August 4, 2004 1:57 PM

Bad Boy !
Bady Boy is a free test tool for dynamic web applications, check it out:

Posted On Wednesday, August 4, 2004 1:54 PM

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