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Test Process & Best Practices

Full Regression Testing – Is it always necessary?

Regression-Testing

Without a doubt, regression testing is a time consuming endeavor. Necessary, but time consuming. Just how much regression is necessary? When a new patch is completed, do you really need to perform a full regression each and every time? This is a tricky question – most likely you do not, but sometimes you do. So how do you know when …

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Why Security Testing is So Crucial

Security-Testing

I can sum this up in one word:  Sony. There’s a reason that security breaches sometimes make huge headlines – because they pose a serious threat to even small companies.  As our everyday life relies more and more on computers and subsequently software, we must never take security testing lightly.  In fact, the more computers control our lives, the more …

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How do you know when to stop testing?

stop-testing

How do you know when to stop testing?  The answer isn’t exactly simple.  Every situation, every company, and every product is different.  The best answer to that question is a generalized one, since each company or organization have their own subjective criteria, assuming they have any criteria at all. Is it ready for prod because you ran all of the …

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How Well Do You Manage Data?

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Data.  One of the single most important tools a tester has in their arsenal.  Yet many test teams overlook the importance of managing test data.  They rely on testers to create and re-create data manually time and time again, adding hours or even days onto testing timetables, not to mention the increased risk of data errors. Do you manage your …

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A Tester’s Worst Fear: No Bugs

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You didn’t find bugs.  If that continues, you could be out of a job. Okay, it’s not that bad. But it is sometimes worrying when your job is to find something that someone else did wrong.  While part of you may feel good that an application, module, or patch is bug-free – part of you feels like you haven’t done …

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Calculating Risk

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Testing cycles are often under a considerable time-crunch, making it impossible for us to run all of our test cases or test all parts of the application as much as we’d like.  So how do we prioritize our tests to hit the most critical parts of the application?  The answer is risk-based testing. Using a risk assessment strategy, we can …

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