Test Notes

I don't make software; I make it better
posts - 78 , comments - 60 , trackbacks - 616

My Links

News

  

Please Note
The information in this weblog is provided “AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. This weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer. It is solely my opinion. Inappropriate comments will be deleted at the authors discretion.


Google 

Groups
SoftwareTesting
Browse Archives at
groups.google.com



  Page Loads:

Technorati Profile

Click for Hyderabad, India Forecast

Tag Cloud

Archives

Friend's Blog's

Groups

Sites

Testing Blog's

Tools

There are 9 entries for the tag Tools
Test Driven Development proves useful at Google
Source: http://weblogs.asp.net/rosh... This is a session from the recent Developer Testing Conference. The lecture was about Developer Testing in Google and this is only part of it: Sriram Sankar, who received his Ph.D. at Stanford. Sriram is now at Google in charge of Developer Testing. Here is the Sriram's Lecture on "Developer Testing in Google" Google is building very sophisticated products, with complex cutting edge technologies, never tried before algorithms, ......

Posted On Friday, December 3, 2004 1:46 PM | Comments (5) | Filed Under [ Agile Testing Practices ]

Bug Reporting Best Practices
Here is the excellent post written by Marie Hagman. This is one of the post where you can find comprehensive details about “how to file a good bug report”. Update the post a bit to make more generic. Which Bugs Get fixed? To make the most impact on the product you want to spend the most time on the issues that are most likely to be fixed. Bugs that get fixed: Affect many customers Are embarrassing or do not convey professionalism. Ex: fit and finish bugs Are easy to fix Bugs that less ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 12:33 PM | Comments (7) | Filed Under [ Software Testing CSTE ]

Glossary of Software Testing/QA Terms
Source: The following definitions are taken from GLOSSARY OF COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TERMINOLOGY audit. (1) (IEEE) An independent examination of a work product or set of work products to assess compliance with specifications, standards, contractual agreements, or other criteria. See: functional configuration audit, physical configuration audit. (2) (ANSI) To conduct an independent review and examination of system records and activities in order to test the adequacy and effectiveness ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 2, 2004 4:55 AM | Filed Under [ Quality Software Testing CSTE Testing/QA-FAQ ]

"Homebrew Test Automation"
If 'B' represents what you need in order to perform satisfactory test automation for your own particular context and 'A' is the set of tools that are available to you, then "Homebrew Test Automation" is what you may need to create on your own in order to bridge the gap between 'A' and 'B'. "Homebrew Test Automation" may include adding extensions to or modifying existing tools. It may also include writing new tools and/or integrating exiting tools in novel ways. Whether the tools are commercial or ......

Posted On Monday, April 12, 2004 10:09 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Automated Testing ]

The Strategy for Preparing for CSTE Examination
(Information shared in this document is gathered from my understanding. The information could change from time to time. Pls. Visit www.softwarecertifications.com for up-to-date information) Exam Pattern: ü Exam has two sections and total exam duration is 270 min. ü Each section has 1 objective and 1 subjective paper. ü Objective paper has 50 questions and time limit is 45 min. You may be asked to match the pairs also. ü Subjective paper may have 6 to 10 questions and time limit ......

Posted On Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:21 AM | Filed Under [ CSTE ]

Internet Project Risks and Mitigation Strategies
Risk: Personnel shortfalls Mitigation: Bring on a skilled core team. Have the team mentor new people. Make training and teamwork part of the culture. Hire top-notch personnel while the market remains soft. Risk: Misalignment with business goals Mitigation: Align developments with business goals and highlight importance of development. Risk: Unrealistic customer and schedule expectations Mitigation: Make the customer part of the team. Set schedule goals around frequent deliveries of varying functionality. ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 3, 2003 6:00 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Risk Management ]

Software Testing Questions
Q1) The top management was feeling that when there are any changes in the technology being used, development schedules etc, it is a waste of time to update the Test Plan also from time to time. Instead, they are emphasizing that you should put your time into testing than working on the test plan. Your Project Manager asked for your opinion. You have argued that Test Plan is very important and you need to update your test plan from time to time. It is not at all a waste of time and testing activities ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 2, 2003 2:14 AM | Filed Under [ Software Testing CSTE Testing/QA-FAQ ]

The Product Quality Measures
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 service hotline User friendliness: training time per new user Number of product recalls or fix releases (software vendors) Number of production ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 4, 2003 1:51 AM | Filed Under [ Quality Metrics ]

Manual or Automated?
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 run it manually, and how much money should we spend on a test? When Test Automation Makes Sense Let’s start with the tests that ideally are automated. ......

Posted On Monday, October 27, 2003 8:27 PM | Filed Under [ Automated Testing Software Testing ]

Powered by: