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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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Benefits of Boundary Testing

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Most web and mobile applications have fields somewhere in the application, and most fields have a limit to the values they will accept.  Let’s say you have a field that is designed to accept a value between 1 and 1000.  Do you need to write one thousand test cases for it?  I’m sure everyone knows that you don’t, but which …

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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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Team Building

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A successful team requires dedication, contribution from all members, good communication, and cooperation.  A team with these qualities will outperform teams that lack any or all of these. What areas do you need to focus on to help make your team a force to be reckoned with? Dedication In order to be dedicated to achieving a goal, teams and team …

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Are your testers too stressed?

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Even though Quality Assurance testing was named by Forbes as one of the jobs people are happiest in, that doesn’t mean that stress isn’t a factor.  Does your process or management style give your testers unneeded stress?  Let’s take a look at some common stress points and what could be done to alleviate them for your team.  The end result …

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Using Exploratory Testing

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If you’ve ever ventured into an unknown program, poking around and learning how it operated without a structured plan, then you’ve done some form of exploratory testing.  If you’ve ever gone off script while testing in order to chase down some unusual behavior, then you’ve definitely performed exploratory testing. While it’s necessary to have some kind of structure during testing …

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