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Week12: How to Perform Poor Testing-A Primer for Self-Improvement

The goal of this article is to point out mistakes of poor testers and helps them improve on skills and warn them from making certain mistakes that might lead to some serious faults in their software/product. Poor testing leads to poor client experience which can serious hurt company’s profitability and sales. Poor testing can be more expensive for a company because it will lead to more time and money investment to fix those errors that were left.

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Above image shows consequences of poor testing

            The article goes into greater detail of the Do’s and Don’ts of poor testing. Here is a list of the Don’ts of poor testing:

  1. Don’t add stress
  2. Don’t test beyond the specified limits
  3. Don’t test with unusual combinations of events
  4. Don’t check all inputs and outputs
  5. Don’t follow up

 

Here is a list of the Do’s of poor testing:

  1. Let the designer create the test plan
  2. Test only against the normal input values
  3. Prepare test plans that are not consistent with historical evidence
  4. Provide a comfortable air-conditioned environment
  5. Forget about extreme situations
  6. Ignore the FMEA or fault tree

 

Here is a list of some tips to avoid poor testing:

  1. Evaluate your metrics
  2. Maintain an effective tester’s toolbox
  3. Avoid chaos by over adherence to processes
  4. Maintain self-maintaining test
  5. Culture of concurrent development teams

 

The article goes into greater detail inside each of the above category.

 

Please visit for detail reading:

http://www.softwaretestinggenius.com/how-to-perform-poor-testing-a-primer-for-self-improvement

Week11: Software is Everywhere

I really liked reading this blog because this blog covered the core issue of what software testing is all about? In today’s technological world computers are everywhere. According to this blog, by the year 2020 there will be more than 50 billion devices connected to the internet. All of this connectivity needs systems and software that are safe, robust and secure. Security is main goal here. In the real world, software with bugs that are not properly tested or carefully designed so that all bugs were resolved results in greater cost to both the builder and buyer of the software.

Two major teams worked together in order to discuss and build software that is secure and up to the expectation of the market. Codenomicon and Coverity teamed up as Synosys Software team. Codenomicon is the leader of industry suite of black box security testing technologies. Coverity is an award winning source code analysist. The combination of both team resulted in the best product in the market. Their product suite is better described by the following picture:

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Above picture explains total vulnerability management

The goal of the team was to reduce the cost and risks related software by eliminating the root cause of the software. This blog explains in greater detail every aspect of the software vulnerability, but the emphasize was on developing tools and processes that are needed to produce safe, robust and secure software with perfect functionality and speed.

 

 

 

For detail read please visit:

http://blog.coverity.com/2015/08/04/software-everywhere/#.WFhijFxlc3A

Week10: What is the Software Testing Clinic, Exactly?

Software Testing Clinic is a safe environment for people who are new to software testing. It helps new comers learn and enhance their testing skills while enables expert testers learn and enhance their monitoring skills. In this blog, the author explains Software Testing Clinic teaming up with Ministry of Testing organizing a session for software testers both new and old software testers. The session will be covering: Agile Testing and Exploratory Testing.

Under Agile testing the teams will be led by expert mentors explaining software testers attendees with the importance and basics of Agile testing. Mentors will also explain what it means to ‘agile’ and what is important for an ‘agile’ team member. They will also cover exploratory testing.

Under exploratory testing, Software Testing Clinic will be covering test cases/ scripts that can be problematic for testing. They will also be explaining the importance, benefits and different techniques of exploratory testing in practical scenarios.

 

Good thing about Software Testing Clinic is that you don’t need any previous or prerequisite testing skills. If you are interesting in testing or wants to become a professional software testing this is a perfect place to start. Software Testing Clinic is targeted for both junior and expert software testing personals.

 

 

 

 

For further read and instructions please visit:

http://www.ministryoftesting.com/2016/11/software-testing-clinic-exactly/

Week9: Klaros Test Management 4.6 Provides Better JIRA Integration

This blog explains the new features and improvements that has been added to Klaros Test Management version 4.6. There are several changes made to the Klaros Test Management including user-friendly managing test suite, improved integration with issue and requirement management systems. Major updates are the following:

  1. Processing of issues and background synchronization with requirement management system is much faster.
  2. Calculation of execution and success rate of nested tasks has been refined.
  3. Dependencies between tests jobs are now well defined and block job execution has been added which blocks until dependencies criteria are resolved.
  4. Test instruction contains references to image files that are automatically displayed.
  5. Test instructions can be dynamically supplemented by test data.
  6. Multiple selection is also now possible when removing test cases from test.

Above were some of the major new features and improvements made to the Klaros Test Management version 4.6.


 

For further read please visit:

http://www.softwaretestingmagazine.com/news/klaros-test-management-4-6-provides-better-jira-integration/

week8: Better Test Traceability with SpiraTeam 5.1

SpiraTeam 5.1 is the new release by Infectra which is its award-winning application lifecycle management (ALM) suite. SpiraTeam 5.1 provides users with the ability to have complete traceability between items in different projects, the ability to view integrated program backlogs and the ability to quickly search across all items and projects to make associations. To break down the key functionality of SpiraTeam 5.1 are the following:

  1. Enhanced Test Traceability: SpiraTeam 5.1 has a specific and targeted industries, for example Defense and government. SpiraTeam 5.1 supports deep traceability between requirements and test steps.
  1. Cross Project Traceability: SpiraTeam 5.1 makes you reuse components of projects. It also lets clients use shared requirements, test cases and tasks across programs rather than copy everything     manually.
  1. Enhanced Usability:SpiraTeam 5.1 is keep building on the previous versions of the application and it does support all of the functionality of the previous versions.

Infectra helps its customer’s software teams decrease their time and increase the returns on investments by providing effectively and affordably manage their software development lifecycle.

 

 

For further reading please visit:

http://www.softwaretestingmagazine.com/news/better-test-traceability-with-spirateam-5-1/

 

Week7: Sauce Labs Acquires TestObject

TestObject is a real device mobile app testing platform. This will provide Sauce Labs to market automated testing for desktops, emulators, simulators, and real devices for web applications, mobile, web, hybrid and apps.

According to Charles Ramsey, CEO of Sauce Labs, the reason behind that made TestObject a beneficial product for Sauce Labs to acquire was TestObject’s high speed and reliable real device testing for mobile applications. This step will give Sauce Labs customers a single platform where both web and mobile testing solution can be accessible.

Sauce Labs is currently the largest cloud based automated testing platform on the market with 1 million tests per day and more than 800 million test run to date. By acquiring TestObject will bring additional 200+ devices, private cloud solution for enterprises, and high-speed manual testing on real devices. This will give Sauce Labs huge edge over its competitors.

 

 

Further read please visit:

http://www.softwaretestingmagazine.com/news/sauce-labs-acquires-testobject/