Posts Tagged ‘testing’

Testing Examples Rikard Edgren 8 Comments

I believe we need a lot more examples of software testing. They will be key in transferring tacit knowledge (they will not be all that is required, but an important part.) They work best when done live, so you can discuss, but that doesn’t scale very well. So I have created a few examples in […]

The automotive industry is not the role model Henrik Emilsson 5 Comments

This began as an answer to Rikard’s post where the discussion on “traditional testing” came up. I often hear comparisons with our “industry” and the Automotive industry. In that context, you could say that “traditional testing” corresponds to the methods and practices that are applied in line production of large car companies. And the […]

Developers, let the testers assist with the technical debt Martin Jansson 4 Comments

Shipping first time code is like going into debt. A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with a rewrite. Objects make the cost of this transaction tolerable. The danger occurs when the debt is not repaid. Every minute spent on not-quite-right code counts as interest on that debt. Entire […]

Let passion be our guide Martin Jansson 3 Comments

I am passionate about testing. This passion gives me energy,  the fire that makes me what to excel and get better at testing. It is this passion that I share with my co-workers, customers and my employees, hopefully growing their interest in testing and sharing my visions and goals. I use it to paint my views on […]

The Testing vs. Checking Paradox Henrik Emilsson 21 Comments

If you haven’t read the excellent articles by Michael Bolton regarding Testing vs. Checking yet, now is a good time to do it: Done? One thing that struck me with this is that the more testing you do will result in less testing and more checking. I.e., the more you test, the more […]

Systems outside the testing radar Martin Jansson 3 Comments

When is a system small, non-complex or unprioritzed enough not to be tested? If there is a test organisation working on the bigger system that will be released to customer, what happens to the other smaller systems then? Is it so that they are almost always left untested? I usually identify these as applications that are created by one […]

Passion, self-education and testing Martin Jansson 4 Comments

I’ve recently finished James Bach’s book Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar. I liked it, but I don’t agree with all of it. As a tester, I feel that it inspires me and gives me new ideas in my way of thinking and how I perceive learning, especially self-education. I fully agree with James on that […]

Addicted to testing Martin Jansson No Comments

The first build has been delayed. I was able to test a bit on the last support issue, but it was just a quick one and it was a few weeks ago. I’ve nothing to report bugs on. Should I enter some bugs into the code myself just to quelch my thirst? Should I test some other […]