Archive for March, 2011

Set All Testers Free! Rikard Edgren 2 Comments

I have entered EuroSTAR’s VideoSTAR competition for 2011, main reason might be that I want more people to see the excellent introduction movie Mårten and Henrik made for me a couple of years ago. My title is “Set All Testers Free!”, and I can’t say I have the details set for a talk, but it […]

Lightweight Reliability Testing Rikard Edgren No Comments

The big drawback and big advantage with reliability testing is that it is easiest and most effective to perform together with other testing. A separate automated reliability regression test suite could cost an awful lot to implement, but reliability in your spine when performing any type of manual test, together with deviations, is cheap, interesting, […]

Background Complexity and Do One More Thing Heuristics Rikard Edgren 5 Comments

I spend a lot of time testing new features for the next release. I actively try to not test the features in isolation, to not use the easiest data and environment. One example of this is that I often use “documents” that are more complex than necessary, that includes elements and strange things that aren’t […]

A symptomatic ISTQB definition Rikard Edgren 12 Comments

There are some discussions about current certification schemes, but there is not so much attacks and defense of the actual content. This is from ISTQB Glossary 2.1: black box test design technique: Procedure to derive and/or select test cases based on an analysis of the specification, either functional or non-functional, of a component or system […]

Observation and interpretation by proxies Henrik Emilsson 3 Comments

If you haven’t done it before, have a look at the Software Quality Characteristics that we published last year: TheTestEye – Software Quality Characteristics You can probably imagine ways of testing for all of these quality characteristics yourself, and you might even come up with good oracles that can assist you in the interpretation of the […]