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Very informative article on HP Quality Center 10.  dont miss the comments at the end, which gives very useful information.


Great article.


Microsoft MSDN Launched "Test Center" :  A community where software testers can share knowledge and learn from each other. 



I have recently created a new Software Testing group. Let us share our knowledge using this group. Join this group and post only Software Testing/Quality/Automated Testing related questions......


An excellent article written by Lisa Crispin "XP Testing Without XP: Taking Advantage of Agile Testing Practices" ......

One of the excellent resource for Testing Metrics. You will find different software testing metrics, their definition, purpose, and how to calculate. Must read. Click the following link ......

MERCURY Interactive Corporation, the US-based provider of automated software-testing solutions, plans to start authorised training centres to be run by franchisees for software testing in India. The company hopes to have one or two centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad initially, according to Mr T. Srinivasan, Managing Director, ......

Very good article on best practices in Test Automation.  Must read for everyone who is into test automation

Source: AdventNet QEngine is the first tool to offer a single tool for record and play of Web Pages for the following environments. Mozilla 1.5,1.6 and 1.7.3 [Linux and Windows ]IE 6.0 [Windows]QEngine release 5.1.0 (to be released by May 2005 ) wil have support for FireFox [ Windows and Linux ] ......

The early Americans W Edwards Deming introduced concepts of variation to the Japanese and also a systematic approach to problem solving, which later became known as the Deming or PDCA cycle. Later in the West he concentrated on management issues and produced his famous 14 Points. He remains active today and he has attempted a summary of his 60 years ......

Summary:Automated test tools are powerful aids to improving the return on the testing investment when used wisely. Some tests inherently require an automated approach to be effective, but others must be manual. In addition, automated testing projects that fail are expensive and politically dangerous. How can we recognize whether to automate a test or ......

1. Customer satisfaction index (Quality ultimately is measured in terms of customer satisfaction.) Surveyed before product delivery and after product delivery (and on-going on a periodic basis, using standard questionnaires) Number of system enhancement requests per year Number of maintenance fix requests per year User friendliness: call volume to customer ......

1. Is this mistake somewhere else also?

2. What next bug is hidden behind this one?

3. What should I do to prevent bugs like this?

Metric = FormulaTest Coverage = Number of units (KLOC/FP) tested / total size of the systemNumber of tests per unit size = Number of test cases per KLOC/FPAcceptance criteria tested = Acceptance criteria tested / total acceptance criteriaDefects per size = Defects detected / system sizeTest cost (in %) = Cost of testing / total cost *100Cost to locate ......

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