Earlier this year I shared ‘The State of Testing Survey’ link through my site and the results of the survey are now out. You can download the survey results using the following link: Download the survey results here One aspect of the survey results which I particularly like is the inclusion of comments and quotes … More The State of Testing Survey 2016 results (and some observations)
I believe that although the term ‘Regression Testing’ is widely used, it is subject to a wide range of interpretations. Based on the Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘Regression’, I would like to humbly propose a definition of ‘Regression Testing’. First the Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘Regression’: A return to a former or less developed state A definition … More Regression Testing – a definition
If a change presents us with risk, then shouldn’t we consider that risk with the same rigour that we would for a new product? … More Going back to where we once went wrong
Our thinking can become muddled if we are under pressure. It might be difficult to see more than one way to solve a problem; our thoughts become focused on a single path, even if that path doesn’t get us to where we need to be. … More One Track Mind (or how to get from here to there)
We have become familiar with the terms functional and non-functional in relation to testing. I suggest that they are terms which we might be better off without. … More Functional or non-functional: does it really work?
Whenever we work on something which is intended to meet the needs of someone else, we can ask questions afterwards to determine how successful we have been in meeting those needs. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part four – how was it for you?
If our job is to communicate information through our reports then we need to be selective about what information we present. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part three – filtering information
When we work on designing, building and testing technology we should consider the customer in everything that we do. The information we provide is no different. … More Assisting with inquiries: Part one – your audience
I recently took some time out to complete the ‘State of Testing Survey 2016’. You can find the survey here: State of Testing Survey 2016 link I had some experience of another testing survey recently run by a well known organisation who claim to promote the value of testing. Sadly their survey results were … More The State of Testing 2016: have you completed the survey yet?
Many of the problems we encounter in the development of software and technology can be overcome through access to useful information. By asking the right questions at the right time, testers can play a significant role in getting the information that is needed to the people who need it. … More Assisting with inquiries: Introduction